By various petrol stations there are painted on walls or on signs the word “WOF or W.O.F.”
I heard a funny story that a tourist once remarked that it was really strange that Kiwi’s wrote “woof” incorrectly so often… but of course it was never meant to be “woof” !
This particular sign gives more information than most, many that I saw were simply labelled as “WOF”
The letters “W.O.F’ stand for “Warrant of Fitness” and it means that the place where the sign is displayed, is somewhere where you can book your motor vehicle in for it’s annual check-up “medical”.
If it passes the examination it can be issued with a certificate that confirms that it’s road-worthy for the next year (or six months depending on the age of your vehicle).
So, no… dogs don’t need a check-up (well, not by a car mechanic at least!)
So if ever you are a tourist in New Zealand and you wondered the same thing… it should now be clear ! Woof?