Oppose this name change

LETTER

Come on Gisborne residents, we are facing a name change to our area. This present name of Poverty Bay represents historical facts which spread from here to the whole world.

The famous Captain Cook first landed in Poverty Bay some 250 years ago and then circumnavigated and mapped New Zealand. He so-named Poverty Bay because he was unable to get food and water, however there were no such shortages as local tribes flourished in this area.

I cannot believe that anyone of sound mind would think the name Poverty Bay related to the present. I implore Gisborne residents who object to the name change to make submissions to stop this change happening.

Tom Wilson

Come on Gisborne residents, we are facing a name change to our area. This present name of Poverty Bay represents historical facts which spread from here to the whole world.

The famous Captain Cook first landed in Poverty Bay some 250 years ago and then circumnavigated and mapped New Zealand. He so-named Poverty Bay because he was unable to get food and water, however there were no such shortages as local tribes flourished in this area.

I cannot believe that anyone of sound mind would think the name Poverty Bay related to the present. I implore Gisborne residents who object to the name change to make submissions to stop this change happening.

Tom Wilson

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Mrs. A Calcott - 3 months ago
It is most unnecessary to change the name of Poverty Bay. The name has been known throughout the world, through world wars, massive rearranging of where people now live and what country they originated from so just LEAVE it alone.

Maree - 3 months ago
Can anyone advise where and how to make these submissions as the Gisborne council had previously stated that this would be made public late May. We are now into June and I have not seen or heard of any notices regarding the process.
A right for all to put in a submission!

Footnote from Ed:
The submission period is open now and ends on August 24.
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/3390164-135/three-month-submission-period-for-poverty-bay

Thomas Wilson - 3 months ago
Maree, submissions can be made via: www.linz.govt.nz

Maree - 3 months ago
Kept very low key

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