It never has been Aotearoa. In fact that word is a colonialist construct penned in the 1880s.
The Maori Party’s premise for its petition begins with a lie about ‘restoring’ our country’s name to Aotearoa.
It never has been Aotearoa. In fact that word is a colonialist construct penned in the 1880s. Go and ask the South Island’s Ngai Tahu who have never accepted that to be our country’s name.
It is New Zealand.
Labour have a majority government. Perhaps they should do something useful for Maori and fix the housing, health, education, and poverty issues - instead of entertaining a pet project from a bunch of cultural separatists who want to re-write history.
It's time we bring back experience to government.
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