Hi neighbours - Porirua City's new bilingual signs have cost nearly $30,000 in consultant and designer's fees.
Featuring Te Reo Māori and English, the signs cost $27,360 to design, which included work by cultural advisors and bilingual experts.
Wendy Walker, Porirua City Council Chief Executive, says that "by bringing Māori language into our everyday lives, we help those less familiar with it gain confidence, as well as recognising those who already speak Te Reo."
What do you think about this? Do you think the bilingual signage is a worthwhile investment? Read more here
43.4% I think it's a great investment - It's important to preserve Te Reo43.4% Complete
37.1% I think it's a waste of money37.1% Complete
12.2% I think there are more interactive ways Te Reo could be practiced12.2% Complete
7.4% I'm neither for or against it7.4% Complete
Hey Wellington neighbours! When polled, the majority of you (39 per cent) told us you thought the city had regressed in the past decade. We're keen to know why and what you would like to see happen to get Wellington back on track. Let us know in the comments below. (Please mark comments not for print with 'NFP')
Regional Public Health is urging passengers on two public transport services to be aware of symptoms after an infected school student used the services. On Monday, unimmunised students and teachers at Wellington High School were told to stay at home after a student was diagnosed with measles.
And now passengers who rode the 8.02am train service from Waterloo to Wellington, and the number 3 bus from Wellington Train Station to Wellington High School on Monday, September 16, are being asked to be aware of symptoms, because the same student used those services.
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