Monthly Archives: January 2016
Or- Estuary English is alive and well in New Zealand. Technically, it’s the vocalization of preconsonantal/final /l/, perhaps with various vowel mergers before it. As in miwk-bottoo ‘milk-bottle’. Can’t get away from it – even the ger-oo on Radio New … Continue reading
Product AND advertising. Seen at (where else…?) the Motueka Market.
Alberta’s on Mapua Wharf.
The Upper Moutere General Store noticeboard is a wonderful source of human interest stories.
Significant earthworks going on up over the valley. My bet is a new regional airport. It’s nicely aligned with the prevailing northwesterlies, clear approach and departure routes with no significant obstructions and a control tower appears to be in the … Continue reading
…..is a childrens’ hospital in Auckland. Mrs Greig on Westdale Road has a roadside stand, selling cut flowers, native grasses and seedlings and herbs. Figs in season for $5 a bag. All the proceeds go to Starship And any excess … Continue reading