This link takes you to an excellent snapshot from Inspector Wayne Ewers perspective doing a normal patrol out on one of northlands state highways and what he encountered during part of a shift. This would be typical of all his staff across the region on any given day of the year. Sadly this is one of the many reasons northland has a horrendous road toll. It is these stretches of roads that the serious crashes are occurring too frequently and I applaud the Police for deploying their staff appropriately. Granted other roads have idiots driving at unacceptable speeds too but get the registration numbers and pass them to Police. They are out targeting those stretches where the crashes, deaths and serious injuries are occurring.
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There is a Poll. It asks an oversimplified question, "Should te reo Māori be compulsory in schools?" and gives options of Yes, No and I don't care.
I'll ignore the disrespect shown by misspelling the language and instead look at the question. As asked it is nearly unanswerable. The simple answer is either, "Yes" or "No need to ask because any competent school curriculum will include Te Reo." You see Te Reo is part of our history and our culture. We (and our children) should know of it. Back in the UK we spent several hours at age 8 learning about Welsh and Scots Gaelic. In Germany I hope they spend some time teaching about Oesterreich-Deutch and Saxony-Deutch etc. but the mainstream teaching is and must be Hoch-Deutch.
The trouble is that if you answer Yes then people are likely to assume that you mean a complete course that results in a fluent understanding of the language. That is an entirely different matter. Now we have to ask, how much teaching do you mean and what has to be left out?
It is hardly surprising that in response to a pig in a poke question most people answer NO!