Originally Posted by Angel75
That quote details that he considers the now disbanded band Crowded House to be an Australian band NOT that he considers himself an actual Australian.
He was born and spent his first 18 years in Te Awamutu FFsake....and lives in Auckland.....I think it's obvious he still considers himself a New Zealander
'Identified' is probably the wrong word. 'Affinity' maybe. Sorry if it was wrong context.
Says 'I lived in Australia for 14 years so to be considered one of them, I just find it really kind of lovely.' That seems like speaking for himself, in a sense.
However I do think it's important to recognize that his heritage is New Zealand, that's his country. Same with Dragon, Jenny Morris, Russell Crowe, etc. He's obviously very proud of that heritage too. I just don't think he's real sensitive about the issue of classification.
(I'm feeling a little more hopeful now that this may work out. If not, then it's not what he deserves after a fine career.)