John Harnett

John Harnett is a freelance writer and a former staffer at four New Zealand daily newspapers. He also worked in London for the British Press Association, and in the press division at the Central Office of Information, the British Government’s information and marketing agency.

Society
Feb 10, 2017

Pongo, Bonzo, Bubsy and Spud: A eulogy for the great New Zealand nickname

On playing fields, in classrooms and at workplaces across the country, the colloquial Kiwi nickname was once king. But now, writes John 'Nick' Harnett, those who go by a nickname are members of a dying breed.

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