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New Zealand considers changing its name
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/5/2022 2:17:44 PM

As the people of New Zealand confront their nation's troubled past with colonization and denying the Maori people rights, a name change for the island nation is being considered as a part of its own reckoning. A petition that aims to change the Dutch anglicized name of New Zealand to its indigenous Maori designation of Aotearoa has collected more than 70,000 signatures, prompting a parliamentary committee to consider the idea. New Zealand member of parliament Debbie Ngarewa-Packer , co-leader of The Maori Party, joined All Things Considered to elaborate on the significance of this potential name change, the journey to indigenous


I thought all the Do-Do birds were dead. Sounds like they are running the whole country.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/5/2022 2:22:36 PM (No. 1238915)
One suggestion would be New Naziland, applicable for all the tyranny and atrocities you have committed against your citizens for the "virus" and the "emergencies" you have declared to defraud your citizens of the liberties. I support sanctions against New Zealand, Australia, and Canada for what they have done to their citizenry.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/5/2022 2:22:46 PM (No. 1238916)
Meanwhile, the artist formerly known as Prince says..."I wonder what its pronouns will be?"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rich323 8/5/2022 2:25:02 PM (No. 1238919)
And England is considering changing its name to honor the early cavemen the “Ugha Boogas”/s. If it weren’t for outsiders, the natives would still be living in huts and hunting with spears, just like some of Africa still is today. Why is it that some peoples evolved on their own and others had no chance without outside involvement? Answer that correctly and you’ll be called something.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/5/2022 2:27:04 PM (No. 1238924)
How about: Unicornicopia
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WI Cynic 8/5/2022 2:29:20 PM (No. 1238927)
How about rename it, "I didn't do anything with this place from the dawn of mankind until about 1840" ?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: downnout 8/5/2022 2:31:30 PM (No. 1238929)
Change the name and turn the country back to the Māori. Then everyone will be happy. Oh wait, you mean the elites don’t want to give up their plantations?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil 8/5/2022 2:39:44 PM (No. 1238939)
Old Zealand?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/5/2022 2:40:43 PM (No. 1238940)
China is buying it, so let them rename it... probably to simply "Xi-land"
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Krause 8/5/2022 2:43:51 PM (No. 1238942)
That’s the ticket, change the name and it all goes away. Democrat thinking. I wonder, if Joe Biden changed his name, would all his eff-ups go away?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/5/2022 2:47:21 PM (No. 1238944)
I suggest Wokeland.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/5/2022 2:47:22 PM (No. 1238945)
Wait'll someone catches wind that the USA was built and founded by slaves, and that the stale saltine George Washington owned 300 or so slaves. "It can't happen here." Oh really?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: fhancock 8/5/2022 2:55:31 PM (No. 1238958)
Dumbassistan ought to work
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/5/2022 2:57:46 PM (No. 1238961)
Nothing will change your history, you freaking idiots. It is done, past and cannot be changed. Just get over it. Grow up and stop acting like tantrum prone poorly behaved children.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 8/5/2022 3:04:44 PM (No. 1238964)
NPR's program "All Things Considered", considers everything except a conservative viewpoint.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: konocti95 8/5/2022 3:16:34 PM (No. 1238976)
Rawiri, the fellow in the picture, seems to like American western wear. I wonder if anyone explained to him how offense his choice of a Stetson is to indegonis populations?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: econoclast 8/5/2022 3:38:55 PM (No. 1238996)
Ceylon to Sri Lanka and Burma to Myanmar both have worked out so well...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Birddog 8/5/2022 3:51:48 PM (No. 1239009)
Maybe they ought to ask what it would be called today if those awfulawful whyte/euro trash hadn't stopped the Japanese from taking it...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Son of Grady 8/5/2022 4:00:54 PM (No. 1239021)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Encore 8/5/2022 4:29:58 PM (No. 1239052)
They haven’t met their true potential yet? After eons on their own? Please; I think they had reached it right before civilization found them and brought them along for the ride.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/5/2022 5:31:16 PM (No. 1239101)
It's a little long - - but I think this one is really good - - - - IlliterateOldStoneAgeSavageHunterGatherersWhoNeverInventedTheWheelMuchLessMinedAndExtractedMetalsAndDiedLongBeforeTheyReachedThirtyLand. Yes - - I really, really like that name.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: smokincol 8/5/2022 7:05:29 PM (No. 1239155)
now, THAT makes al lot of sense, good going New Zealand
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Reply 22 - Posted by: udanja99 8/5/2022 7:08:12 PM (No. 1239158)
Sounds to me like they aren’t confronting their past; they’re running away from it. Kinda like the dems tearing down statues of dems in an effort to hide their racist past.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: udanja99 8/5/2022 7:09:59 PM (No. 1239160)
#17, I’ve been to NZ several times over the last 10 years and the place is overrun with Japanese. And other Asians. I was told that they go to the top of the immigration list.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/5/2022 7:18:32 PM (No. 1239164)
NZ, backwater of the world.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Axeman 8/5/2022 7:48:10 PM (No. 1239182)
It was nice 40 years ago. I can see how Kiwis allowed the country to devolve into a prison island ruled my masterminds. But the Aussies! I always thought they had more backbone. More independence. More fight. More of a desire to live free. My guess is too much proximity to sheep!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: FLCracker 8/5/2022 10:41:50 PM (No. 1239322)
Maori, the language, apparently found all those vowels that the Slavic languages throw away.
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