One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 100 toea.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many households in rural areas have cash incomes as low as 50 kina a year.’
- ‘This month the local currency, the kina, fell to a two-year low of 29 US cents.’
- ‘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.
Evechinus chloroticus, class Echinoidea
- ‘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.’
- ‘The rocks there abound with crayfish, paua, mussels, kina, maomao and snapper.’
- ‘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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