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Vanessa Ellingham
Vanessa Ellingham is the publisher and editor of NANSEN, a print magazine about migrants of all kinds. Hailing from Aotearoa, New Zealand, her iwi (tribal affiliations) are Te Ātiawa, Taranaki and Ngāruahine. She lives and works in Berlin.
Articles by Vanessa
A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

A History Of New Zealand English: The Little Accent That Could

The New Zealand accent is something of a rare gem for linguists, as it was the first dialect to have its entire development recorded on tape. But first the humble Kiwi accent had to survive an attempt from the motherland to thwart its colonial twang.
10 Māori Words Commonly Used In New Zealand English

10 Māori Words Commonly Used In New Zealand English

What are the most common Māori words in New Zealand English? A kiwi native explains.
10 New Zealand English Phrases You Can’t Bugger Up, Eh?

10 New Zealand English Phrases You Can’t Bugger Up, Eh?

If you’ve ever wondered what your kiwi friends meant by “tramping,” then this article is for you. We’re breaking down the most popular New Zealand slang words and phrases.
The New Zealand Accent: More Than ‘Fush And Chups’

The New Zealand Accent: More Than ‘Fush And Chups’

The New Zealand accent is one of the most distinctive English accents — and it’s also one of the trickiest. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the kiwi accent.