There have been 13 earthquakes since you woke up

And it’s in with New Zealand as my new eye filler, as well as becoming obsessed with checking the website listing all the recent earthquakes, these are a few things I’ve learned and liked so far in the Kiwi South Island world…

Hokey Pokey is a flavour

Hokey pokey pieces

Hokey pokey pieces

People really don’t want any circulars and they aren’t afraid to tell you straight their preferences.

No god shit

No god shit

They really go big on shop signage.

The local dairy

The local dairy

Pies are a serious business and even McDonald’s are in on this crust dollar – insert your own fingers in fast food pie pun here.

We met at a man at a comedy night who works at McDonalds and told us exclusively that Georgie Pies are "really shit"

We met at a man at a comedy night who works at McDonalds and told us exclusively that Georgie Pies are “really shit”

The lawn outside your house is called a berm and it’s a very serious business to take care of it.

Berm time

Berm time

Woolworths still exists

Woolworths made in Germany

Woolworths made in Germany

They wash your hair in a massage chair at the hairdressers. I don’t have a picture of this, just a long lasting memory.