Post by Kiwi Frontline on Aug 27, 2019 5:45:07 GMT 12
Dominion Post 27/8/19
FIXATION ON NAMING EVERYTHING IN MAORI Wellingtonians love Civic Square and have always known it as that. However, the mayor has a fixation on naming everything in Maori and we're expected to submit to his wisdom.
I note this newspaper is following the mayor's politically correct line, even though changing the names of city landmarks is resented by many citizens.
In a recent article about Civic Square, the name quickly morphed from “Te Ngakau Civic Square" to Just "Te Ngakau". Are we all expected to fall in line?
Despite a Maori name change, Tinakori Hill keeps its name. Civic Square will likewise remain the name of choice for Wellingtonions long after this mayor has been voted out.
Civic Square is descriptive, Te Ngakau is not. Until we get a better city council, let's avoid the Maori language bullying and preserve our traditional English names within the city. NELL HARRAP, Wellington