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Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021 Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021, 12.29 MB
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Yesterday, Te Pāti Māori launched a petition to change the official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa. 

The petition is asking Parliament to change New Zealand to Aotearoa and begin the of, alongside whānau, hapū and iwi identifying and officially restoring the original te reo Māori names for all towns, cities and places right across the country by the year 2026.

This week, Zazi talks to Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa, as she helped launch the petition, and is encouraging people to support such a change.

The ACT Party's Brooke van Velden also spoke to Zazi about this petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.