Unless it were called a bach. The "crib" thing is not universal in the South Island -- there are no "cribs" near Christchurch, frinstance.
I was under the impression that the terminology changed somewhere between Timaru and Oamaru - or is crib more of a Southland thing? I have the vague impression that "crib" is Scottish in origin. Dunno how this relates to US urban usage - or indeed to enclosed infant beds, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a connection somewhere.
Ah, thre's a piece of information you didn't initially have, which is that I grew up in Christchurch, so was initially mystified and then annoyed by the whole "they call them cribs in the South Island" business, because we _didn't_.
I'm not sure where the terminology changes. People talk about either at Aramoana, for instance.
Ah yes I knew you were originally from Christchurch but you've been living in Dunedin for the whole time I've known you, so I kind of geographically have you pegged as south of the South Island. Sorry.