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    The Maori Party is pushing to change the name of New Zealand to Aotearoa – Land of the White Cloud. They plan to change all place names, including the capital, Wellington, which will become Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
    “It’s well past time that the Maori language was restored to its rightful place as the first and official language of this country.”

    New Zealand, one of the Five Eyes, was first sighted by Dutch sailors who named it after the Netherlands province of Zeeland. Later, Captain Cook claimed it for the Crown; and later still, immigrants speaking Cockney English showed up claiming not to be Australians.

    Sadly, I doubt if anything will come of this project to change Sea Land to White Cloud Land. The Maori Party only has two out of 120 MPs, and the rest aren’t so keen. It is said to have “lukewarm support” from Jacinda Ardern, if that’s any help.

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    Why not have both? Like in some countries there's their languages and there's English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquillus in Exile View Post
    The Maori Party is pushing to change the name of New Zealand to Aotearoa – Land of the White Cloud. They plan to change all place names, including the capital, Wellington, which will become Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
    “It’s well past time that the Maori language was restored to its rightful place as the first and official language of this country.”

    New Zealand, one of the Five Eyes, was first sighted by Dutch sailors who named it after the Netherlands province of Zeeland. Later, Captain Cook claimed it for the Crown; and later still, immigrants speaking Cockney English showed up claiming not to be Australians.

    Sadly, I doubt if anything will come of this project to change Sea Land to White Cloud Land. The Maori Party only has two out of 120 MPs, and the rest aren’t so keen. It is said to have “lukewarm support” from Jacinda Ardern, if that’s any help.

    Anybody attacking Statues of this Cook guy? Obviously some White Imperialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Why not have both? Like in some countries there's their languages and there's English.
    I think they have both. The Maori speak 'Maori' and everybody else speaks English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I think they have both. The Maori speak 'Maori' and everybody else speaks English.
    Well yeah but they're talking about the names of the places and buildings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Well yeah but they're talking about the names of the places and buildings.
    Maybe they could Vote on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Maybe they could Vote on it?
    They could.

    In New Zealand, a more regional approach is taken, with “te reo”, the language of the Māori, gradually re-establishing its status in public life. Rotorua and Porirua, two towns on the North Island, have introduced bilingual signs – though not without the same conversations about “confusing” drivers taking place.

    https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/...ngerous-639757

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    two words in that article perfectly describe the lunacy of leftie mentality...........'light pollution'
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    i guess you're just that dumb to not understand how light isn't pollution
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    NOISE isn't pollution, twit. it's simply a disturbance. the continual redefinition of words because a group of people feel threatened is among the stupidest things you fuckers have handed down to younger generations

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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    They could.

    In New Zealand, a more regional approach is taken, with “te reo”, the language of the Māori, gradually re-establishing its status in public life. Rotorua and Porirua, two towns on the North Island, have introduced bilingual signs – though not without the same conversations about “confusing” drivers taking place.

    https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/...ngerous-639757

    Many Place Names in the Southwest US are Spanish. I've never heard of any Anglos complaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Many Place Names in the Southwest US are Spanish. I've never heard of any Anglos complaining.
    Would the Spanish people complain if they change the names to English?
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    two words in that article perfectly describe the lunacy of leftie mentality...........'light pollution'
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    i guess you're just that dumb to not understand how light isn't pollution
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    NOISE isn't pollution, twit. it's simply a disturbance. the continual redefinition of words because a group of people feel threatened is among the stupidest things you fuckers have handed down to younger generations

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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Would the Spanish people complain if they change the names to English?
    Hmmmm ... don't know. It's never happened that I'm aware of.
    Maybe if the 'Original People' (the local Indian Tribe) wanted to change say, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or San Diego to 'Obijawwanda' or something. Maybe then. (?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Hmmmm ... don't know. It's never happened that I'm aware of.
    Maybe if the 'Original People' (the local Indian Tribe) wanted to change say, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, or San Diego to 'Obijawwanda' or something. Maybe then. (?)
    Why not add it? Adds flavor to them. Spice is the variety of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Why not add it? Adds flavor to them. Spice is the variety of life.
    APL. DON'T give them any ideas. OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    APL. DON'T give them any ideas. OK?
    HAHAHA.
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    two words in that article perfectly describe the lunacy of leftie mentality...........'light pollution'
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    NOISE isn't pollution, twit. it's simply a disturbance. the continual redefinition of words because a group of people feel threatened is among the stupidest things you fuckers have handed down to younger generations

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