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    Stalinda changing our countries name.

    Who voted to have our countries name changed at the last election? The latest is
    It seems we are now not New Zealanders we are fucken Aotearoens or some fucken thing. This woke ,pc, commie bitch needs to fuck off.

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    1. Get fucked.
    2. I can't wait for the country's name to get changed officially to Aoteoroa.

    Why? you ask. I'll fucking tell you. Alphabetically it comes before AUSTRALIA. So everywhere we would walk out in front of those waltzing matilda kangaroo-bangers. United Nations. Commonwealth Games. Olympics. Everywhere thats sorted by alphabetical order.

    I also have no issue whatever with Maori language being used and promoted in this country. The fact that you and your ilk do reveals you for the racist piece of shit throwback you clearly are.

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    I think you are both kinda the extremes that are part of the problem that’s developing with the use of te reo Maori. The flag debate was never as charged with “racism” as the naming of our country. As far as I remember Aoetearoa has always been used as the Maori name for New Zealand.

    I think interchangeably using New Zealand or Aotearoa is fine, it will only make you angry if you choose it to; like Kia Ora etc.. If you haven’t noticed by now that government departments are all adopting a Maori name, then you’ve had your head in the sand. But, what is the motivation for being against it? NZ is the pairing of the Maori tribes and British colonialists under the treaty of waitangi. We are one but we’re not the same. Recognising Maori culture should still be important, lest we forget what happened the last time the Crown decided the Maori didn’t count anymore... land grabs and protests. Not a great look for a multicultural society is it?

    The only thing I sort of disagree with, are those behind the current rise to prominence of aotearoa usage, the apologists, who are using aotearoa as an apology, because they believe colonialism (defined by them, as not only the seizure of Maori land but the supplanting of its culture with that of immigrant colonists) is the worst thing and the root cause behind all Maori suffering today. Maybe, but they are renaming things with a Maori name, because it’s almost as good as actually giving them the country back right? It’s just a bullshit attempt so they can live with their upper class privilege guilt and sleep at night I suppose, while the rest of us are told we must be racist for not using aotearoa. A huge step back from just giving people the freedom to interchange one name with the other. It’s now a politicised language.

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    Nouvelle-Zélande... sounds sexier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240 View Post
    Who voted to have our countries name changed at the last election? The latest is
    It seems we are now not New Zealanders we are fucken Aotearoens or some fucken thing. This woke ,pc, commie bitch needs to fuck off.
    I don't wish to appear critical, but assume you mean "our country's name"? Having more than one country called Aotearoa would seem problematical?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashman View Post
    Nouvelle-Zélande... sounds sexier.
    IIRC, this very nearly happened. I seem to recall that the French arrived a very short time after the Brits. Course my memory is a bit fucked these days...
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    New Zealand is an anglicised version of the original Dutch name, Nieuw Zeeland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    IIRC, this very nearly happened. I seem to recall that the French arrived a very short time after the Brits. Course my memory is a bit fucked these days...
    Not surprised your memory is a bit fucked, it was about 1840. What did you ride then?






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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    IIRC, this very nearly happened. I seem to recall that the French arrived a very short time after the Brits. Course my memory is a bit fucked these days...
    Yup they set up a colony in Akaroa, the streets there have French names such as Rue Jolie, Benoit and Balguerie
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    IIRC, this very nearly happened. I seem to recall that the French arrived a very short time after the Brits. Course my memory is a bit fucked these days...
    Akaroa flogs this near to death. For instance the petrol station pictured below. Still, as a Kawasaki rider said to me, "Akaroa is a great place to have fish and chips by the sea." He was right.

    Of course the ride is interesting too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    New Zealand is an anglicised version of the original Dutch name, Nieuw Zeeland.

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    Or the Danish "nyt land" ("new land").

    It is often said (by the English) that the label "nyt land" applies to England, dating back to the 9th-10th century when the Vikings made several peaceful visits (in search of some new land to farm). It's still a sensitive subject for some of the English (they still insist on calling them "invasions").

    But not feeling so welcome, the Vikings of old abandoned England and cast their nets a little wider. Some made it as far as Spain and into the Mediterranean. What is not known anywhere near as well, is that some made it as far as the tip of South Africa. And then, aided by westerly winds, some were carried on across the Indian Ocean (ending up in NZ).

    Now it's difficult to know exactly where they landed (because of lack of records). But much later, Danish archaeologists and historians realised that they had managed to travel this far. Simply because of some of the symbols they had left behind (like the peace symbol).

    https://www.britannica.com/story/whe...sign-come-from

    Now this is where I have a bone to pick with Encyclopedia Brittanica (and some other reputable English sources). Anyone with a Nordic bone in his (her / their / its) body can clearly see that this is an old Nordic symbol for a pitchfork. Forget any fanciful stories you might have heard about peace doves or the nuclear peace movement.

    Peace Doves: It's well known that the Vikings carried crows on their long-ships (to help them with sighting of land), but all the pigeons and doves were eaten along the way. After days of eating fish, any small change in the diet was very welcome. Pieces of dove, maybe.

    Nuclear Peace Movement: Again, yet another fanciful English story (in this case, propagated by the CND). Cultural misappropriation, I call it.

    https://epcbits.wordpress.com/2018/1...-peace-symbol/

    I will admit that when we Danes (quietly) held our millennial celebration of their landing back in the early 1960's, badges with the symbol were very popular and a great seller. Possibly something to do with Vietnam (and later, the French nuclear testing in the Pacific). Who knows ?

    It's no wonder the NZ youth of today have confusion over some of their history. I hope this has cleared up any mis-understanding.

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    "Aotearoastan" seems rather appropriate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240 View Post
    Who voted to have our countries name changed at the last election? The latest is
    It seems we are now not New Zealanders we are fucken Aotearoens or some fucken thing. This woke ,pc, commie bitch needs to fuck off.
    U ok hun? X

    And it's not being changed. I'm happy to swap between the two, just as I already interchange Te Reo words into my daily conversations.

    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Akaroa flogs this near to death. For instance the petrol station pictured below. Still, as a Kawasaki rider said to me, "Akaroa is a great place to have fish and chips by the sea." He was right.

    Of course the ride is interesting too.
    I love the Le Thai in Akaroa, can't get more French than that.




    Where I kinda agree with the OP is that there has been a very sudden switch in Media outlets driven from the top, plus renaming of departments etc. I can see how it's going to cause some backlash; better a slow gentle movement then a sudden shove to help someone along the path of learning our other language. Jacinda does lack subtlety though, so not surprising, even the things I agree with them on (free school lunches, the adoption of Te Reo etc) they manage to fuck up.

    That's us Kiwis though, we look to the world and go "oh look they do that, we should give it a go", then miss several vital steps n fohk it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    "Aotearoastan" seems rather appropriate...
    Can I get that with chips?

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    Awsome. Instead of being from "NZ"....we an say we are from "A"...or if they combine A and NZ...well...that bank owns a lot of us now anyway.

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