Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 21, 2017 17:28:50 GMT 12
STRONG OPPOSITION TO TE REO MAORI TO ENGLISH NAME CHANGE FOR OMIHA ON WAIHEKE ISLAND
There has been an overwhelmingly strong negative response from the public on a proposed name change from te reo Maori to English for a village on Waiheke Island.
Consultation is currently underway on a suggestion to change the name for Omiha to Rocky Bay. The village overlooks Kuakarau Bay and Omiha Bay on Waiheke Island.
The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) received a proposal from Waiheke resident Nobilangelo Ceramalus to change the name in March 2016. The proposal was accepted for consultation, with submissions being open until September 22.
To date, 135 objections to the change have been received by the NZGB, compared to just five in support. Of the submitters, 52 per cent were from Waiheke Island...,..