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Speaking Kiwi - Fundamental sentences immigrants will encounter. Greeting sentence. "G'day!.. Hair ya goin'?" Farewell sentence. "M'off now... Be senior!" Death sentence. "I'm cuttin' ya power... Juz doon me job!" 2 June, 2007

Reference Number: DCDL-0003473

The cartoon shows a poster about fundamental sentences spoken in New Zealand that need to be understood by new immigrants. The sentences are spoken in a broad Kiwi dialect. The first two are greetings and farewell sentences and the last is a death sentence concerned with an energy provider cutting power. Refers to the death of Samoan woman Folole Muliaga when she was unable to use her oxygen machine because the power was cut off through failure to pay bills. The case has highlighted the plight of people who, unable to manage their finances and whose command of English is not great, are not heard by the authorities.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Folole Muliaga, Business ethics, Electric utilities - Rates, Sentences (Criminal procedure) and English language - Dialects - New Zealand.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1117 x 874. Single art work

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