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Many people in New Zealand workplaces use sayings and expressions when they speak. Sometimes they are expressions that are commonly used in Kiwi Engli...more

If your new migrant employee is sitting quietly and not reacting to you when you speak, it may be that he is showing respect. In some cultures maintai...more

New Zealanders use these extra words as 'softeners' because they want to sound polite and maintain good working relationships. A direct request like "...more

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