31 days ago

Poll: Taking on your town's te reo name

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A push to use Levin’s Māori name Taitoko has stalled and the councillor who backed the move says she’s surprised at the negative reaction to the idea.

In 2018 Horowhenua named its draft town centre strategy “Transforming Taitoko” and councillor Victoria Kaye-Simmons said it would also be nice to acknowledge the town's traditional name.

It has not featured since and Kaye-Simmons a faced backlash after speaking out.

What's the traditional Māori name for your town, and would you support its use?

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Taking on your town's te reo name
  • 40.7% I know the name, and no I wouldn't use it.
    40.7% Complete
  • 24.9% I know the name, and yes I would use it.
    24.9% Complete
  • 26.2% I don't know the name, but I wouldn't use it.
    26.2% Complete
  • 5.1% I don't know the name, but yes I wouldn't use it.
    5.1% Complete
  • 3.1% I'm not sure.
    3.1% Complete
413 votes
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