Chinese language week is a time when growth in those speaking Mandarin is celebrated. But not this year.
It's undeniable that New Zealanders have a distinctive sound - but why?
Many countries already employ bilingual or even multilingual road signs including Wales, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland.
The pandemic brought it with new words and phrases we all had to learn to have any hope of understanding what was going on.
Test your knowledge of some of the most commonly used phrases at COVID-19 press conferences.
With New Zealand becoming an even more diverse country, it's never been more important to learn a different language.