Author Archives: Megan Williams

“Kia Ora!”

In 1984, at a time when the use of Māori phrases was uncommon in New Zealand, Dame Rangimārie Naida (Povey) Glavish, who was then an Auckland telephone operator, was instructed to stop using Kia Ora when greeting callers.  Although she … Continue reading

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Post Office

‘Welcome to our Post Office, complete with the old Kaukapakapa Post Office’s sign, and an old Helensville exchange board. Remember those scratchy pen nibs we used to dip in inkwells and address our postcards and sign our postal notes with? … Continue reading

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