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Flat White New Zealand

No, New Zealand is not Aotearoa

26 September 2021

12:00 PM

26 September 2021

12:00 PM

“Create your own pepeha to celebrate te wiki o te reo movement.”

Given that estimates range between about 4% and 11 % of New Zealanders who can speak what is today claimed as te reo — the Maori language — such obscure phraseology and the constant substitution of largely reinvented, supposedly Maori words to replace English is not only unintelligent: it is basically discourteous.

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