/ (ˈhɛlənˌɡræd) /
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NZ a satirical name for Wellington as the seat of Helen Clark's socialist government from 1999 to 2008
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Word Origin for Helengrad
C20: from Helen + -grad common suffix in Russian place names; likening the policies of Clark's government to the communism of the former Soviet Union
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