Thursday, February 07, 2008
In celebration of Waitangi Day, Air New Zealand’s “Grab A Seat” specials site featured all domestic NZ destinations with their Maori names (for example, Tamaki-makau-rau is Auckland, as in the screen cap above; embiggen to make it a bit more readable). I thought it was a nice gesture, even though I know that the whingers and moaners who call talkback radio and write letters to the editor of newspapers probably hated it. But New Zealand has two official languages—English and Te Reo Maori. What’s wrong with remembering that, especially on our national day?