The Ducks Might Look Hungry But They Aren’t

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 City Council clearly have no time for ducks.

Wellington has no time for ducks.

Seriously, Wellington City Council, are you high?

Seriously, Wellington City Council, are you high?

Pak n Save supermarkets have a great sense of humour.

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.)

Sheep in Nelson are prone to bouts of existentialism. (Also, dogs here don’t get killed, they get DESTROYED.)

Chalkboard signs are a source of endless amusement in NZ.

Come to Napier for the witty signs, not for the bargains.

To be fair, I'm not sure anything's ever happened in Kaikoura.

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!

Ah, Wellington, the cultural heart of NZ. Look, they’ve almost mastered poetry!

The love of pithy chalkboards spreads as far as Melbourne.

The love of pithy chalkboards spreads as far as Melbourne.

You can't ever accuse New Zealanders of taking themselves too seriously.

You can’t ever accuse New Zealanders of taking themselves too seriously.

This barber shop in Kaikoura just won my heart.

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?

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 stream in NZ has its own name. This is one of my favourites. I also enjoyed the road crossed by three streams: Friend 1, Friend 2 and Friend 3.

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.

YHA Wellington offers good services to wizards.

They also have some interesting members of staff.

They also have some interesting members of staff.

Meanwhile, YHA Christchurch has to be content with making awesome puns.

Meanwhile, YHA Christchurch has to be content with making awesome puns.

The Setup On Dixon hostel are serious about pants.

The Setup On Dixon hostel are serious about pants.

Ah, Napier's all important toilet for non-men.

Ah, Napier’s all important toilet for non-men.

NZ's newspapers are always good for sensible advice...

NZ’s newspapers are always good for sensible advice…

They're also brilliantly resigned to the fact that nothing ever actually happens anywhere.

They’re also brilliantly resigned to the fact that nothing ever actually happens anywhere.

 

 

 

 

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