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
Wellington Zoo has an outdoor venue among the animal cages where live bands and DJs blare music late into the night. I can hear it very clearly from my home.
The Zoo is generally quiet from very early evening and through the night. The animals will be used to the dark and quiet at this time, where they get some respite from being caged entertainment. But every now and then the evening brings more human harassment in the form of fantastically loud music and often chattering or yelling humans, that subjects these animals to further stress, sometimes until after midnight.
The Zoo told me this is done to make money. It’s punishment on top of punishment for animals, dressed up as both fun and conservation. It makes my skin crawl hearing this in our neighbourhood.
If you’re confused about the conservation façade, read from the many experts and research to understand that Zoos are really just recreation. And not for the animals.
Why does Wellington Zoo need to make it even worse?
Does anyone have any recommendations please