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The weird and wonderful ways Kiwis have with the English language.

Do you speak Nu Zillund?

In Kiwi Speak, bestselling author Justin Brown eavesdrops at the dinner table, the schoolyard, the farm and the sports club to bring us an entertaining dictionary of phrases and expressions – the often hilarious, sometimes baffling New Zealandisms we use in everyday life.

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  • Paperback


    February 26, 2018

    Random House NZ

    192 pages

    RRP $22.00

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Top Ten Classic Kiwi Phrases

From the dairy to the beach to the hangi — in fact, anywhere Kiwis hang out — you’ll find the following crackers being used.