Cast ‘Poverty Bay’ into ocean

LETTER

Kia ora tatau, kai te mihi atu ki te whakaaro kia whakarerekengia te ingoa o Poverty Bay ki Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay. Heoi ano kai te tautoko rawa atu au ki te korero i puta mai kia tangohia te ingoa Poverty Bay, ka waiho ake ko Turanganui a Kiwa anake.

Mai ra ano i taku tamarikitanga i te rohe o Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, ko nga ingoa kua mau ki taku hinengaro, ko Turanga, ko Turanganui a Kiwa. Na reira ki au, whiu atu te ingoa a Poverty Bay ki roto i te moana.

Kati, koina te whakaaro o tenei kai Whangarei e noho ana. Te mutunga rawa atu kai i a koutou o te wa kainga te korero hai here i te kaupapa rangatira nei. Na reira apiti hono tatai hono, te hunga mate, ratau ki a ratau. Apiti hono tatai hono, tatau te hunga ora, whakatuturungia to tatau ingoa taonga tuku iho a Turanganui a Kiwa.

Mauriora! Naku noa, Na

Greetings to all of you, I support the thought that Poverty Bay be renamed as Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay. However, I support strongly a statement made to delete Poverty Bay and just have Turanganui a Kiwa.

As a young person from Te Araroa, Wharekahika/Hicks Bay, Potaka and the Waikura Valley in the area of Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, the names I grew up with from our elders were Turanga and Turanganui a Kiwa. Therefore, to me, cast the name Poverty Bay into the ocean.

However, those are the thoughts of someone who now resides in Whangarei. In the end it is up to all the whanau who live in Turanganui and Ngati Porou to support this very important name change. So, in conclusion, I pay tribute to those who have passed away and encourage whanau who live in Turanganui and Ngati Porou area to hold fast to the treasured original name of Turanganui a Kiwa.

Arise to the challenge.

Tokararangi Totoro

Onerahi, Whangarei

Kia ora tatau, kai te mihi atu ki te whakaaro kia whakarerekengia te ingoa o Poverty Bay ki Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay. Heoi ano kai te tautoko rawa atu au ki te korero i puta mai kia tangohia te ingoa Poverty Bay, ka waiho ake ko Turanganui a Kiwa anake.

Mai ra ano i taku tamarikitanga i te rohe o Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, ko nga ingoa kua mau ki taku hinengaro, ko Turanga, ko Turanganui a Kiwa. Na reira ki au, whiu atu te ingoa a Poverty Bay ki roto i te moana.

Kati, koina te whakaaro o tenei kai Whangarei e noho ana. Te mutunga rawa atu kai i a koutou o te wa kainga te korero hai here i te kaupapa rangatira nei. Na reira apiti hono tatai hono, te hunga mate, ratau ki a ratau. Apiti hono tatai hono, tatau te hunga ora, whakatuturungia to tatau ingoa taonga tuku iho a Turanganui a Kiwa.

Mauriora! Naku noa, Na

Greetings to all of you, I support the thought that Poverty Bay be renamed as Turanganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay. However, I support strongly a statement made to delete Poverty Bay and just have Turanganui a Kiwa.

As a young person from Te Araroa, Wharekahika/Hicks Bay, Potaka and the Waikura Valley in the area of Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora, the names I grew up with from our elders were Turanga and Turanganui a Kiwa. Therefore, to me, cast the name Poverty Bay into the ocean.

However, those are the thoughts of someone who now resides in Whangarei. In the end it is up to all the whanau who live in Turanganui and Ngati Porou to support this very important name change. So, in conclusion, I pay tribute to those who have passed away and encourage whanau who live in Turanganui and Ngati Porou area to hold fast to the treasured original name of Turanganui a Kiwa.

Arise to the challenge.

Tokararangi Totoro

Onerahi, Whangarei

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Jim Parsons - 10 days ago
Both names have their own issues . . . both will forever divide this town. I recommend we start again, a fresh start. Let's make our own future, create our own history and truly shape this town for the paradise it is.

Peter Jones - 9 days ago
An extensive seismic survey of the Hikurangi shelf has just been completed and all the weak trigger points have been isolated. Poverty Bay will be cast into the ocean soon enough and it will be no natural disaster, though nature will get the blame. Just my crackpot opinion. LOL. The tsunami bomb was an attempt during World War II to develop a tectonic weapon that could create destructive tsunamis. The project commenced after US Navy officer E.A. Gibson noticed small waves generated by explosions used to clear coral reefs. The idea was developed by the United States and New Zealand military in a programme code named Project Seal. If they were looking at it back then, just imagine what they can do now. In the magnitude 9 Fukashima earthquake, videos clearly show the tidal wave crashing into urban areas with no noticeable earthquake damage . . . areas that should have been flattened by an earthquake that big - so they have the technology now. What better way to clear the decks for petroleum exploitation?

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