The Kiwis (as they happily call themselves) are great at slang. A sauvignon blanc is a sav, a pavlova is a pav, and a holiday house a bach. What a friendly place to spend two weeks.
But do you know what’s missing? They don’t have nicknames for the two great halves of their country: just stodgy “North Island” and “South Island”.
[5 December 2017]