Macron mania infects the Maori of Porirua

July 8, 2009

Unemployment among the Maori people of Porirua obviously has increased, and those without work have been keeping themselves busy by dreaming up provocative ways of pissing off their fellow pakeha citizens.

Alf draws this conclusion after learning there’s a push on to pepper place names around Porirua with macrons.

That’s not exactly how the plan has been introduced in a press statement from the Porirua City Council.

Nope. The council says that in the lead-up to Māori Language Week, several Māori have made submissions to Porirua City to support the Māori Language in local Māori place names.

This surprised Alf, who thought there were plenty of Maori names in the city already, including Michael Campbell Drive.
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