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New Zealand from a different perspective - 30th Dec 2016

Dunnies, longdrops, outhouses, loos, bogs, 

If you're not familiar with the above words, you need to know that they are good kiwi words for the toilet or the WC or the lavatory (or whatever you call it where you come from) when it is rough and ready and mainly outside.

And if it isn't odd enough that we have such a plethora of words for what is effectively a hole in the ground, then odder still must be the fact that people have actually written books on the subject. I'm including just two here but there are more!

The Dunny Door ... and some more: A Celebration of Kiwi Loos, Longdrops and Little Houses
By Kevyn Male

North Island Back Country Dunnies: A Guide to Comfort Stops in the Bush
by Hans Willems

These are an affectionate but informative and amusing look at what is an essential facility. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made from all sorts of materials. They can be sited in the most unexpected, unusual or unlikely places and they can sometimes enhance and other times disgrace our great New Zealand outdoors.

Get a different perspective on tourism in New Zealand and entertain yourself into the bargain. Great photography and quite amusing.


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