One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 100 toea.
- ‘This month the local currency, the kina, fell to a two-year low of 29 US cents.’
- ‘Many households in rural areas have cash incomes as low as 50 kina a year.’
- ‘The kina plunged to 29.5 US cents in early January, the lowest level in the past two years and close to its all-time low.’
- ‘As part of his budget cuts, the government is expected to remove a 150 million kina educational subsidy that lowered school fees, introduced by the Morauta government in a last-ditch effort to shore up its electoral chances.’
- ‘The PNG Teachers Association has threatened legal action against the Electoral Commission if it does not return the 600,000 kina it ‘borrowed’.’
An edible sea urchin occurring on New Zealand coasts.
- ‘The rocks there abound with crayfish, paua, mussels, kina, maomao and snapper.’
- ‘What is going on in the aquaculture industry is truly amazing, as is the way in which we are able to farm fish - that is, both fin fish and shellfish: mussels, kina, paua, and so on.’
- ‘A short wade out to sea, the bottom plates, remnants of the ship's engines and boiler lie collapsed upon themselves, home to kina and the occasional crayfish.’
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