Sh*t towns of New Zealand.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 159 pages : colour illustrations ; 16 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988547077; 1988547075.Other title: Shit towns of New Zealand.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- New Zealand -- Guidebooks | Cities and towns -- New Zealand -- Humour | New Zealand wit and humour | New Zealand -- GuidebooksDDC classification: 307.7609930207
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|Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||993 SHI||Checked out||02/10/2019|
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From Auckland to the bubbling pit of Rotorua, New Zealand is a veritable smorgasbord of crappy towns and shitty cities.
Slagging off our towns is as much a national pastime as binge drinking and homoerotic ball sports. Ever since a Dutch bloke in a sailboat did a driveby and claimed to have discovered the place (much to the chagrin of Maori living here), New Zealanders have reveled in taking the piss.
The towns reviewed in this volume have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria based on the Scheisse-Ortschaft Formula, combined with extensive field research and a healthy sense of humor.
Introduction -- Significant events in New Zealand History -- Ten signs you leave in a shit town -- Northland -- Auckland -- Jafugee survival guide -- Waikato -- Bay of Plenty -- New Zealand's worst 'Big things' -- East Coats -- Taranaki -- Manawatu-Wanganui -- New Zealand's worst town slogans -- Wellington -- Nelson/Marlborough -- West Coast -- New Zealand's worst celebrity animals -- Canterbury -- Otago -- Southland -- Moving to New Zealand -- Index.
Laid-back Kiwi humour at its best, this will have you laughing out loud and cringing in recognition at the same time. Based on the hugely popular Facebook page 'Shit Towns of New Zealand', this book describes New Zealand's towns and suburbs from the affluent to the effluent, the rural to the urinal, profiling all the best places not to visit, or heaven forbid, live. Slagging off our towns is as much a national pastime as binge drinking and ball sports. Ever since a Dutch bloke in a sailboat did a drive-by and claimed to have discovered the place, New Zealanders have revelled in taking the mickey. The towns and cities reviewed here have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria, combined with extensive field research and a healthy sense of humour.