Hi there. For a story I plan on starting to write, I'm gonna be setting the majority of the story in New Zealand, so I was wondering if someone would be kind enough as to give me a low down on what sort verbal ticks are most prevalent within the Northland area, and are there any colloquialisms that are especially specific to that area? What colloquial phrases and such are apparent all across the country? And - for those of you that may be swimmers/ have a knowledge of the swimming scene in New Zealand - is there anything that makes your swimming competitions/structure any different to the Brits? If so, what? And now to you Australians or to you people who know something of the country: where are the top surfing places in Australia? I need to know because I have a secondary character who moved from Australia to New Zealand and is in love with surfing and beaches. Thanks in advance.