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This month, check out our pronunciation guide of New Zealand place names to improve your travel IQ and find inspiration for your next great adventure! 

  • Remuera: Re-moo-ear-a 

  • Timaru: tee-mah-roo 

  • Taupo: Toe-paw 

  • Paraparaumu: Para-para-umoo 

  • Ruapehu: Rua-pih-who 

  • Tauranga: Toe-rung-a 

  • Taihape: Tie-ha-peh 

  • Akaroa: Ah-car-oh-a 

  • Motueka: More-two-aye-car 

  • Matamata: Mutter-mutter 

  • Manukau: Mar-nook-oh 

  • Te Aroha: Tay ah-row-ha 

  • Oamaru: Oh-ar-ma-roo 

  • Whangarei: Fha-nga-ray 

  • Waipu: Why-poo 

  • Whanganui: Wanga-nu-ee 

  • Rotorua: Rotoe-ru-ah 

Source: Instagram; Wikipedia; news.com.au