NORTHLAND Kaitaia Kerikeri AUCKLAND Wellsford Matakana Warkworth Hibiscus Coast Browns Bay Takapuna Devonport Henderson Titirangi Ponsonby Grey Lynn Remuera Howick Manukau Great Barrier Island NEW ZEALAND'S WORST PLACE NAMES WAIKATO Tuakau Waihi Paeroa Te Aroha Ngaruawahia Raglan Otorohanga Tirau Putaruru Turangi WHAT'S YOUR HAMILTON STRIPPER NAME? EAST COAST Mount Maunganui Te Puke Havelock North TARANAKI Waitara Inglewood Manaia Patea NEW ZEALAND'S WORST TOILETS MANAWATU-WANGANUI Whangamomona Ohakune Marton Feilding Foxton WELLINGTON Carterton Featherston Kapiti Coast Porirua Wainuiomata FREEDOM CAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND TASMAN/MARLBOROUGH Takaka Motueka Richmond Picton WEST COAST Blackball Haast Mount Chode NEW ZEALAND'S WORST ANIMAL VILLAINS CANTERBURY Kaikoura Oxford Kaiapoi Lyttelton Rolleston Akaroa Geraldine OTAGO Alexandra Port Chalmers Mosgiel Balclutha ROOTING IN NEW ZEALAND SOUTHLAND Dipton Bluff SOUTHLAND CHEESE ROLLS OTHER ISLANDS Stewart Island/Rakiura Chatham Islands NAMES OF PEOPLE MOST LIKELY TO BE FROM A SHIT TOWN
Rick Furphy and Geoff Rissole are two of Australasia's leading self-appointed experts on sociology, travel and culture. After cutting their teeth as investigative reporters for regional newspapers such as the Asbestos Times and the Gawler Growler, Furphy and Rissole released their bestselling debut Sh*t Towns of New Zealand, which won the Poolitzer Prize, the Poobody Award and the Nobel Prize for Shiterature. The pair's work has attracted controversy - including one district mayor suggesting they be shot - but in the spirit of other true rebels like Ned Kelly, the Eureka diggers and Swino the pig, Rick Furphy and Geoff Rissole refuse to let naysayers deter them from their vital work.