When You Need To Go in New Zealand
The annual New Zealand's Best Loo competition is on again. A loo is, of course, what all those colonial types call a toilet, so this is a New Zealand Tourism-sponsored hunt for the country's best public bathroom. Apparently bad restrooms are the most common thing tourists complain about, so the tourism board is trying to raise the standard across the country through this contest. Tourism chief Barry Lucinski reckons
The state of a town's public loo speaks loudly about the town itself and its level of public spirit.
Know a good loo in NZ? Entrants need to write 300 words about why their favorite public bathroom should win, and also send in photos. What exactly you're going to say for 300 words remains a bit of a mystery to us but presumably too much toilet humor won't actually be considered funny.