Keywords Tips

Using a keyword in your search (or Ad Watch) is a very effective way to ensure you receive the most accurate results possible. The search looks for the keyword(s) within the group of advertisements that match the options you have chosen in the search boxes.

To make your search criteria more specific, you can use one or more keywords or enter an exact phrase. To make your search criteria broader, you can select multiple options within a category and leave the keywords box blank.

Keywords are not case-sensitive. This means that 'Journalist', 'journalist' and 'JOURNALIST' will all produce the same search results.

Two keyword options are provided:

Find results with at least one of the words:
Find results with the exact phrase:

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Abbreviations used in advertisements

The following are some common newspaper classified advertisement abbreviations that will assist you in your keyword choice:

aa Automobile Association
approx Approximately
a/c Air Conditioning
auto Automatic
avail Available
bus Business
brm Bedroom
cd Compact Disc Player
con or cond Condition
cv Council Valuation
dble Double Room
dept Department
doz Dozen
e/w Electric Windows
elec Electric
estab Established
exam Examination
excell, exc or ex Excellent
exper Experienced
FEI Federation Equestrian Internationale
furn Furnished
F&P Fisher and Paykel
4wd Four Wheel Drive
gen Genuine
gge Garage
gv Government Valuation
HT Heavy Traffic
h/top Hard Top
immac Immaculate
incl Include
km kilometres
k'rd Karangahape Road
lwb Long Wheel Base
man Manual
med Medium
min or mins Minutes
mod Modern
mod cons Modern Conveniences
mths Months
neg Negotiable
ODE One Day Event
ono Or Near Offer
onr Owner
pa Per Annum
ph Phone
poa Price on Application
pr Public Relations
pref Preferred
prof Professional
pw Per week
p/steer or p/s Power Steering
p/windows Power Windows
regd Registered
reqd or req Required
sep Separate
swb Short Wheel Base
Tb Thoroughbred
temp Temporary
t&g Tongue and Groove
t/o Turn Over
unfurn Unfurnished
UE University
ute Utility
vol Volume
WC Water Closet (toilet)
wks Weeks
WOF Warrant of Fitness

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