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    learn the wrong language?

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    Any second language is good and the younger the better.

    After that, 3rd and 4th are a lot easier.

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    I assume you mean why are we are told we need to learn maori. I can't think of any valid reason why we should. It's a language that is only spoken by a very small minority and is not spoken anywhere outside the country except for a handful in Sydney.

    It makes much more sense to learn a living language and an Indian tongue would at least be useful.

    But, it makes sense for immigrants and others to learn English as it's not only the language of New Zealand but it is the most widely spoken language on the planet.

    In our travels in Europe, although I have a spattering of German, we never had any problem conversing with the natives as most learnt English at school. The one exception was in France where the natives were not very friendly if you did not speak French. We had to go to the ticket office (in the Gare du Nord) to find someone who would speak to us.

    So learning and Indian tongue makes a lot more sense than maori.
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    The article is talking about newly registered names , ie births

    So , eventually whites will be a minority in NZ.

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    So , eventually whites will be a minority in NZ.
    There was a time - in my childhood in the 50s - when there was only whites at our schools. Now my grandson is the only one in his class with fair hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    learn the wrong language?

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    No-one is being forced to do anything.
    My GD had maori last year at school, she didn't mind, she had Mandarin too.

    This year, High School, she has chosen Spanish.

    Stop maori bashing.....they were here and are still here and I have no problem with those who wish to speak it, nor with bits being used on TV either.

    And no-one is forcing me to to take lessons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    No-one is being forced to do anything.
    My GD had maori last year at school, she didn't mind, she had Mandarin too.

    This year, High School, she has chosen Spanish.

    Stop maori bashing.....they were here and are still here and I have no problem with those who wish to speak it, nor with bits being used on TV either.

    And no-one is forcing me to to take lessons.
    Ohh, I am sorry, I had no idea that Singh, Kaur and Patel were Maori names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    The article is talking about newly registered names , ie births

    So , eventually whites will be a minority in NZ.
    Exactly, as Winston Peters pointed out years ago, we'll be tenants in our own Country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    The article is talking about newly registered names , ie births

    So , eventually whites will be a minority in NZ.
    One thing that might happen is increasing Indian and Chinese might combine with us Whites to look at the Waitangi stuff.
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    Oh dear, excuse my mirth.

    Having been accused of "Maori Bashing" by piroska in post #6, when I never mentioned Maori, I figured she must be Maori. After all her name ended in a vowel as do all Maori words but I didn’t know and couldn’t work out what it meant so I Googled it.

    This what Google returned:

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    Well, I suppose we’ll have to refer to her as “Lady Piroska” from now on?
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