Hokitika – can you say it properly?

Second time visit to Hokitika ( we keep trying to pronounce the right way to say this word but even the New Zealander’s are not consistent. “Hoe Ke ticker” is my best phonetic attempt but happy to be corrected again!

View from my bedroom in Hokitika at Rimu Lodge


I am clearly enjoying NZ cuisine too much – here is a before an after of a chair I sat in!

I only sat on it for a minute…..

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3 thoughts on “Hokitika – can you say it properly?

  1. rebekahjfraser

    Not hoe, haw. Haw-key-tick-ah is the correct Māori pronunciation (or as close as you can get phonetically). Most locals say hoe-car-ticker which is incorrect.

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