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This US intern knows her capital Ps and Qs

Aug 13th, 2008 | By | Category: News

ANYONE here know Pete One?

That’s a common question among US interns living and working in Wellington – but not for journalism exchange student Krista Smalligan.

The 22-year-old Michigan Undergrad student knows her Wellington place-names because her internship is at CityLife newspapers, where she gets plenty of help from editor Bernie Whelan and his staff.

“A lot of the interns I’m living with didn’t realise how to pronounce the names of places,” says Ms Smalligan. “They go around asking where ‘Pete-One’ is? (Petone).”

Another common mispronunciation is Lambton Quay, often referred to as Lambton “Qway” by her fellow American interns.

She says working at CityLife has given her more than just a tourist look at the city.

“It’s given me a way to get inside Wellington. I have been able to get down deep and really understand what it’s like to live here.”

She says Wellingtonians can feel proud of living in a city that combines the best of urban and rural life.

“I love wellington because it combines the metropolitan lifestyle with the tramping and hiking and the outdoor experience. You can walk a kilometre from your doorstep and find a beautiful view.”

Her opportunity to come and work in New Zealand on an internship came through an company, Australearn, which arranges for students to study in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

PICTURE: US intern Krista Smalligan outsite the Whitireia Journalism School in Cuba Mall.

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