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    Corgi Ben Kenobi.......Related by Corgi to the Queen

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    What bloody nonsense, don't they want facilities such as this?

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    Guess they didn't pay the local Maoris the customary bribe..
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    Yet another council cock up. Happens all the time on the North Shore....

    ...the land at Selwyn Park had been vested in the council by the Department of Conservation in 1932 and it was not a freehold title.
    But making a fuss at the ground-breaking ceremony is just plain grand-standing. Would have been plenty of opportunity prior to this...

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    It'$ ju$t not a $uitable location. Currently, it'$ a valued and $acred $ite.

    I'm $ure it will be $uddenly no longer be $acred and it will all be $ettled in due cour$e.

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    ^CYNIC!!!

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    Some people ignore past actions repeated over and over because "that's just being racist".

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    PC gone bloody mad!

    And please don't pander to them by calling New Zealand Aotearoa. Despite popular belief, it is not the Maori name for NZ.

    William Pember Reeves wrote a book called "The Long White Cloud" (1898) which popularised and entrenched the notion that the Maori name for NZ had been and still was Aotearoa. After decades of repitition, Maori themselves came to believe that was so. And because shared mythology is ultimately more pervasive and more powerful than history, it became so.

    In fact, in the pre-European era, Maori had no name for the country as a whole. Instead, the North Island was known as Te Ika a Maui. The South Island was known variously as Te Waka-a-Aoraki, Te Wahi Pounamu and Te Wai Pounamu.


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    "Aotearoa" actually specifically refers to the North Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterj116 View Post
    It'$ ju$t not a $uitable location. Currently, it'$ a valued and $acred $ite.

    I'm $ure it will be $uddenly no longer be $acred and it will all be $ettled in due cour$e.
    Meh....

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