New Zealand according to Google Autocomplete


I got the idea for this from an io9 post which shows a map of the USA with each state labelled with whatever comes up when you type “Why is [state name] so…” into Google. I had to change it to “Why is [place name…” because otherwise NOTHING comes up for most New Zealand towns.

Only two of the results aren’t New Zealand specific, which is impressive when you consider that all our English place names are second-hand.


Greetings, FishHead readers

Hello. I hope life continues to be absolutely super within your demographic.

In an ideal universe (or, at least, one less flawed) you’d be greeted at this website by the first 24 pages of my new graphic novel Brunswick: Antibalas, drawn for the 20th anniversary of my comic strip Brunswick.

This, unfortunately, is not to be. Daily life for me has been extremely hard for the past few years (as exhaustively detailed on this site) and I am not yet together enough to deliver the goods.

Instead, I offer the complete archives of Jitterati and a large database of graphic novel reviews, all of which can be found in Wellington Central Library’s excellent collection. If you’re searching for a specific title or author, please use the ‘Search’ button to your right.