Post by Kiwi Frontline on Mar 4, 2017 16:22:04 GMT 12
HIGH NUMBER WANT POVERTY BAY TO STAY
A WEBPOLL topic that gets a lot of Gisborne people voting is proposed name changes. This week’s Gisborne Herald online poll asked, what are your thoughts on changing the name of Poverty Bay to the dual name Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay?
It received 629 votes with 62 percent (391 votes) from people who said leave it as Poverty Bay. Some commented they felt changing the name was trying to “rewrite history”.
“There is 250 years of history in the name Poverty Bay that should not be ignored,” said one.
This compared to 10 percent who liked a dual name — 6 percent (38 votes) liked Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay, with 4 percent (28 votes) preferring it the other way around, Poverty Bay/Turanganui a Kiwa.
In second place was having the bay renamed Turanganui a Kiwa and dropping Poverty Bay, with 150 people (24 percent) in agreement.....