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'When you forget your lunch in NZ' - The difference between working in Ireland and New Zealand

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

While Irish builders may be famous for their love of a good breakfast roll when they get hungry, construction workers in New Zealand appear to have slightly more exotic tastes.

This video, shot by James Toimata, a New Zealand 'tradie' (what builders are called there) shows what happens if they forget to pack a lunch and the local deli is too far away.

Two of his colleagues decide to strip off and dive into the local waters to harvest sea urchins, or Kina as they are known locally to have for 'smoko' or smoke break.

The local delicacy would normally be more at home on the menus of top-level restaurants but these inventive builders have managed to get their hands on the highly-prized sea food for free.

Makes a change from a Twix or Mars bar...

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