Quote Originally Posted by Blue Druid View Post
I have no problem with Maori retaining and using their culture and language if that is what they want to do.

What I object to is having it foisted on me as a non-Maori. If people want to communicate in a language that is incomprehensible to the rest of the world, so be it. But I have no aspirations to do so. If I must learn another language, it will be one that has far more global relevance.

There are two dedicated Maori TV channels which feature everything Maori for the benefit of Maori. Why does it have to be injected into supposedly English language channels when it is only understood by a tiny percentage of the population?

'And don't get me started on the Maori naming of Government departments in that language which is not understood by the majority of New Zealanders, regardless of race. Now I have no idea which department does what.
Yeah, let's all slam using one of our national languages. Or would it be better to revert to our third one, and have everything in sign language