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Old May 29th 2005, 12:45 pm
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... why you all want to move to NZ:







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Old May 29th 2005, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Toontje
... why you all want to move to NZ:







ROTFLMAO Toontje,

Tried to give you some k too, but need to spread it around a bit. We saw that on the first map we bought of NZ and it tickled our funny bones

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Old May 29th 2005, 2:40 pm
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Wahayy!! I've been to shag point.. saw the seals! it was a nice day there... apart from the fact that we were stood viewing the seals on a kinda ledge with no barriers with 3 kids under 4 with a massive drop :scared: talk about stress!
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Old May 29th 2005, 10:10 pm
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Good one!!

I was just wondering... all these strange place names in NZ... are they pronounced as they are spelt or is there some funny pronunciation I should know about??
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Originally Posted by SarahB
Good one!!

I was just wondering... all these strange place names in NZ... are they pronounced as they are spelt or is there some funny pronunciation I should know about??
"wh" is pronounced as "f"

theres a place called Whakatane and also Whakarewarewa.

Maori place names are often pronounced differently than you would think, the accent on the words are all in the wrong places it seems....
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So how do you say Whakarewarewa??
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Originally Posted by SarahB
So how do you say Whakarewarewa??
faka rewa rewa...
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Originally Posted by SarahB
So how do you say Whakarewarewa??
Or as the locals call it Waka.

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Originally Posted by Toontje
... why you all want to move to NZ:







The ladies & Gents toilet sign really adds to the picture.

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