Wrong name?

LETTER

Tena koe Jeremy,

Shouldn’t “The Gisborne Herald” be “Nupepa o Turanganui-a-Kiwa” rather than “Nupepa o Te Tairawhiti”, or are we adding Tairawhiti to the naming debate?

w. brown

Footnote from Ed:

Tena koe Wynne, te Tairawhiti matches our circulation area perfectly, so Te Nupepa o Te Tairawhiti is the ideal te reo name for this newspaper.

Naming debate? Tairawhiti is once again the accepted, commonly-used name (alongside Gisborne) for this district, as it was for hundreds of years before the government of the late 19th century decided to name our city after a colonial secretary who it seems never set foot here.

Tena koe Jeremy,

Shouldn’t “The Gisborne Herald” be “Nupepa o Turanganui-a-Kiwa” rather than “Nupepa o Te Tairawhiti”, or are we adding Tairawhiti to the naming debate?

w. brown

Footnote from Ed:

Tena koe Wynne, te Tairawhiti matches our circulation area perfectly, so Te Nupepa o Te Tairawhiti is the ideal te reo name for this newspaper.

Naming debate? Tairawhiti is once again the accepted, commonly-used name (alongside Gisborne) for this district, as it was for hundreds of years before the government of the late 19th century decided to name our city after a colonial secretary who it seems never set foot here.

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