W comes before V in NZ

Across the ditch, Victoria University of Wellington has permission from local authorities for a new sign on a downtown tower block

It will have “Victoria U” in small type above way bigger WELLINGTON.

No, it is not to assist people who are lost, just another round in the dispute over the university name. In 2018 VUW management wanted to drop the Victoria and be named UoW – which upset enough people, for the education minister to decide the name change was not in the national interest (CMM May 7 2019).

Since then management has been “refreshing” the brand, with less of the V and more of the W.