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Top 10 Funniest New Zealand Town Names

1. WHAKAPAPA

WHAKAPAPA

Whakapapa is a village and ski field on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu. As ‘Wh’ is pronounced ‘f’ in Maori, when this word is pronounced to an English-speaker,

the ski field seems to be implying se.xual acts with one’s parent. Rest assured, in the Maori language, te reo Maori, Whakapapa means genealogy.

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