More views on naming city’s bay

LETTER

Companies, organisations and institutions around the world spend millions every year changing their names, logos and slogans in order to make themselves more attractive to their customers. All had their original names etc bestowed on them by someone deemed to have come up with a real gem at the time.

Our place was given a name by a man who had just spent a lengthy time at sea crammed in a small boat with a group of men. Upon receiving a less than warm welcome, he spat the dummy and gave our place a shitty name. Why some see this as a good reason to hold on to a name that in no way represents the place I have grown up in and love is beyond me. Give our place a better name and make it a ripper! (Let’s have a vote on suggestions.) By the way, anyone miss Mt Egmont, or is Taranaki just fine?

Ex Poverty Bay player

I congratulate councillor Malcolm McLean on his stance against the change of name for the bay. He is the only councillor who has the gumpton to stand up against this farce. He has the kahuna’s steel. Well done Malcolm!

Gizzy Bro

In the editorial of February 28, 2018 you seemed to suggest that the name Kiwa Bay would be a good option for our bay.

Looking on the internet I learn Kiwa is a mythical name for a sea god, and also can be used for sad or anxious.

Kiwa is not a very good name for our lovely, sandy, safe bay.

T. DOBSON

Companies, organisations and institutions around the world spend millions every year changing their names, logos and slogans in order to make themselves more attractive to their customers. All had their original names etc bestowed on them by someone deemed to have come up with a real gem at the time.

Our place was given a name by a man who had just spent a lengthy time at sea crammed in a small boat with a group of men. Upon receiving a less than warm welcome, he spat the dummy and gave our place a shitty name. Why some see this as a good reason to hold on to a name that in no way represents the place I have grown up in and love is beyond me. Give our place a better name and make it a ripper! (Let’s have a vote on suggestions.) By the way, anyone miss Mt Egmont, or is Taranaki just fine?

Ex Poverty Bay player

I congratulate councillor Malcolm McLean on his stance against the change of name for the bay. He is the only councillor who has the gumpton to stand up against this farce. He has the kahuna’s steel. Well done Malcolm!

Gizzy Bro

In the editorial of February 28, 2018 you seemed to suggest that the name Kiwa Bay would be a good option for our bay.

Looking on the internet I learn Kiwa is a mythical name for a sea god, and also can be used for sad or anxious.

Kiwa is not a very good name for our lovely, sandy, safe bay.

T. DOBSON

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Alan Loye - 1 month ago
"Companies, organisations and institutions around the world spend millions every year changing their names, logos and slogans in order to make themselves more attractive to their customers. All had their original names etc bestowed on them by someone deemed to have come up with a real gem at the time". Quoted as above.

Then along comes a new General Manager who as an act of reign supreme, and according to the GM's handbook, states that in order to make an impression you need to stamp your reign by a name change of the organisation you administer over . . . regardless of cost. New logos, stationary, signwriting, company vehicles etc. Cost is incidental and outrageous. You have ARRIVED. What a lot of bull dust. How many times have we seen this process and at what cost?

Keep the most well known and most used name and avoid unnecessary cost and confusion. Anything other than POVERTY BAY. A name is just a name . . . let's not confuse the issue with self promotion, personality enhancement, or by taking a leaf out of any handbook.
Poverty Bay?! A no-brainer!

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