Christchurch 3 years after the Quake

‘Check and Superate?!’

A Check and Superate???

I thought I was quite good at understanding the NZ accent… Well, we’ve been here for 3 months now! However, today when the girl at the supermarket till asked me for the third time what sounded like ‘Do you want Check and Superate?’ I was stumped. I couldn’t ask her to repeat yet again but I hadn’t a clue what she was saying. Maybe this was a special discount card – we hadn’t tried this supermarket chain before?? While I was still gawping in confusion Paul piped up ‘Oh yes please’ and I watched as she put the chicken in a separate bag….