Today the focus is on words used quite regularly but in some cases often pronounced incorrectly. With some, there may be more than one acceptable pronunciation.
However, these are Radio New Zealand's policies or preferences for the following words:
* Note: IPA refers to the universal system of international phonetic symbols and provides a more exact notation of how we say things.
Hewitt Humphrey is Radio New Zealand's Presentation Standards Manager. If there are any words you would like him to address in future please send your query to email@example.com and put in the subject field: Attention, Hewitt Humphrey.