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
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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')
All train services in and out of Wellington are suspended due to a nationwide signalling issue.
Services on the Hutt Valley line, four Kāpiti line services, two Melling Line services and two Johnsonville line services have been cancelled.
A statement from Metlink said "we have no estimated time for restoration at this stage". Keep up to date here.