Archive for the ‘What Means This?’ Category

Wairarapa DHB Seeks TAP Facilitator

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

This job vacancy advertised by the Wairarapa District Health Board caught my eye the other day –

“An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Drinking Water Professional to work in a permanent full-time capacity as a TAP Facilitator….” The advert continued, “…the TAP Facilitator will work within the Health Protection team to improve the quality of drinking water for communities in the above areas.”


Goodness Me

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

I was happily gnawing on a piece of toast the other morning when my eye fell upon the tail-end of the plastic bag that the bread had arrived in.

“baked in goodness” it said.

My knowledge of New Zealand geography is good but not encyclopaedic. “Where in New Zealand is Goodness?” I wondered.


Sealed In Freshness

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

It’s a comfort to know that the contents of one of our brands of milk is packaged in fresh surroundings.


Dunedin May Get Hotter

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Apparent concern over low temperatures being featured on television weather reports has encouraged the Dunedin City Council to install a temperature censor.


English as She is Spoke and Writ

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

The English language, both written and spoken, is governed by a complex set of rules but these are far from universal in their application. There are regional and national variations, historic influences such as local accents, and words that have been transliterated from indigenous languages.