Should New Zealand also be called Aotearoa?

Comment from PartisanZ:


‘Should New Zealand also be called Aotearoa? Petition launched to add to country’s official name’ -NZHerald

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12198014

“The Facebook post has received controversial comments, including how the referendum requested is similar to the flag change … Another questioned is if the petition was made to cause racial division.”

There’s definitely a showing on the FaceBook page from ‘The Right Brigade’ but the Herald overplays controversial and ascerbic comments in a classic piece of journalistic polarization.

Of course it should be called Aotearoa New Zealand …


Or should it be called Aotearoa instead of New Zealand?