Our elite ruling group is going through the usual charade of public consultation on renaming of the Nth and Sth Island. But the process is just the same kind of farce as we saw on the Marriage Redefinition Act, where submissions objecting to the change were dismissed as being representative of intolerant bigots. Its down to Maurice Williamson, the most arrogant elitist in the government, so it will be rammed through for sure.
The North Island will be Te Ika a Maui and the South will be Te Waipounamu.
Ngai Tahu’s Tahu Potiki said “It’ll bring all the pedants out of the bloody provinces is all. It’ll probably draw out a few rednecks as well but I think it’s a nice idea.”
Labour MP Rino Tirikatene,said there was the possibility the debate could degenerate into racism.
Glenis Philip-Barbara, chief executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, the Maori Language Commission, said she supported the move.
So there you go all you racist redneck pedants. Enjoy it or STFU.