June 15, 2018
Wellington takes reo vision to heart
Wellington City Council has confirmed its Te Tauihu Maori language policy.
Mayor Justin Lester says it aims to make te reo a core part of Wellington’s identity through ensuring it is widely seen, heard and spoken in the capital.
The council will lead the way in incorporating te reo in its decision-making processes and functions, in how it communicates, through city signage, facilities, design and through cultural investment.
Mayor Lester also celebrated the gift by mana whenua of a new name for Civic Square.
Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika chair Wayne Mulligan says it’s Te Ngakau meaning the heart, as the square is the centre and the heart of the city for all ages, cultures and gatherings.
Taranaki Whanui is also working with the council on names for the Botanic Gardens and Town Belt.
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