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Questions about English used in New Zealand.

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Can't figure out the Kiwi accent

I'm not a native English speaker and the American accent is the most familiar to me. I plan to visit NZ for a Working holiday program, but I'm concerned that I won't understand what they say. I can ...
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What did “John Boy” mean (as an insult) in New Zealand around 1977?

According to the records of the New Zealand Parliament, "John Boy" was considered unparliamentary language in 1977. What did the phrase mean though, back then, over there? Urban dictionary seems say ...