41 days ago

Poll: Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?

The team Reporter from Dominion Post

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

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Is bilingual signage a worthwhile investment?
  • 43.4% I think it's a great investment - It's important to preserve Te Reo
    43.4% Complete
  • 37.1% I think it's a waste of money
    37.1% Complete
  • 12.2% I think there are more interactive ways Te Reo could be practiced
    12.2% Complete
  • 7.4% I'm neither for or against it
    7.4% Complete
897 votes
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