This picture of a well known Wellingtonian should not be too difficult. What do you remember about her?
Tēnā koutou. Your neighbours at Sustainability Trust here. Just letting you know that our mid-winter market is back and better than ever - and you're invited.
This is your opportunity to meet the makers, the crafters and creators, the people that make us proud to #SupportLocal. There will be music, locally made artisanal gifts and goodies, great conversations and great people.
So go on, cut out the supply chain and meet the people behind the products. Be ethical, shop sustainably & support NZ made.
Admission is free, but please bring cash as many of the stallholders will not have EFTPOS.
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All are sustainably sourced and ethically made by conscious consumers for conscious consumers.
Sat, 21 August from 10.30 am to 4 pm - 2 Forresters Lane, Wellington.
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Name changing to make right the wrongs of the past seems to be the order of the day in New Zealand. The effort to Maori-ise NZ to a rightful degree is both morally right and when it comes to place names, physically right.
Who were first to colonise NZ and stay put: Polynesians known as Mori-Ori and a little later came the Maori. And these people indeed travelled the length and breadth of NZ hundreds of years before Europeans sighted NZ, naming almost all and sundry.
So we come to the curly question of our country's European name, itself anglicised from Dutch. Should we retain New Zealand or go for the largely accepted (by Maori) and meaningful Maori name: Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud).
When there is enough push for reverting to Maori names of major features such as mountains, we are presented with an either title of acceptability vis Mt Cook and Mt Egmont and their respective Maori names ( Mt Aoraki and Mt Taranaki), but I don't seem to think this would work with the country's name. Surely it must be one or the other. Yet I see Aotearoa creeping quite rapidly forward as a description of NZ. We have a Prime Minister who says it often enough for me to take notice.
The cost of change would be enormous and it would not be through a referendum as those seeking change would unlikely ever succeed.
Anyway, the first step in this process is to finally get rid of the laughable, temporarily named North Island and South Island and revert back to their meaningful Maori titles.
And don't lets talk about Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt. I did think these names were unique until I discovered a few weeks ago that there is a place named Hutt and Hutt River in Australia. Not up to the standard of Wellington though because I believe there are more than 25 places named Wellington world-wide.