I’ve been taking photos of signs throughout the year, and I thought it was time to publish some of my favourites…
A Compendium of NZ Signs
Wellington has no time for ducks.
Seriously, Wellington City Council, are you high?
Pak n Save supermarkets have a great sense of humour.
Sheep in Nelson are prone to bouts of existentialism. (Also, dogs here don’t get killed, they get DESTROYED.)
Come to Napier for the witty signs, not for the bargains.
To be fair, I’m not sure anything’s ever happened in Kaikoura.
Ah, Wellington, the cultural heart of NZ. Look, they’ve almost mastered poetry!
The love of pithy chalkboards spreads as far as Melbourne.
You can’t ever accuse New Zealanders of taking themselves too seriously.
This barber shop in Kaikoura just won my heart. (It’s a little hard to read but it says WE ACCEPT WALKENS, which is HILARIOUS.)
The closest Hokitika has to a theme park. Do they have a working sock machine or just a museum dedicated to what were once working sock machines?
EVERY tiny stream in NZ has its own name. This one in the Coromandel is one of my favourites.
YHA Wellington offers good services to wizards.
They also have some interesting members of staff.
Meanwhile, YHA Christchurch has to be content with making awesome puns.
The Setup On Dixon hostel are serious about pants.
Ah, Napier’s all important toilet for non-men.
NZ’s newspapers are always good for sensible advice…
They’re also brilliantly resigned to the fact that nothing ever actually happens anywhere.