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Member since 28 May 2008
Member from Wrights Bush
Do it through the Wananga at Polytech if you have one DR L, it is free with lots of resources, thanks to Yogi's tax input.
Member since 09 May 2008
Member from Palmerston North
Yogi will be pleased his tax dollars are helping others learn a language
Member since 02 Apr 2008
Member from Orewa
GB & KC, well that's a start, at least now you are realising that it is the gullible NZ taxpayer that is funding the cost of promoting a primitive useless language and the agenda of the Maori Sovereignty Movement.
We can soon move on to the next lesson in common sense
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
gaye-belle, Thanks for that. I have heard too they do something @ Hagley High. Time to make some enquiries. I like my tax dollars going to educate Kiwis about the tangata whenua of our multi cultural country I am proud to call home.
Yep, love it kiwichick got Yogi sparking.
We all pay taxes, and mine pay towards a lot of things I don't use.
I'm very happy that my tax dollars go towards helping people study the Maori language, I can think of other things much less worthwhile.
Some weekend reading for yous
Please note the number of unhappy NZ taxpayers!
"*I vehemently oppose this and would like to use this forum to point out that I phoned talkback radio the other day to report that the days of the week are being taught in schools as different than they were years ago. Why? I asked. It appears the maori language commission changed not only the days of the week but also the months of the year!!! Why?? Is this a sacred language or not? Witness all the bleating about the H not being in Wanganui - yet the fundamental days of the week and months of the year are changed. What else I wonder? As per usual, this is pushing for separatism! Go ACT!
And for peoples information I was top of the class in maori )despite being forced to do it when I wanted something more useful) yet al lthe maori's in class were the worst. Peter"
See many similar comments here >> http://www.nzcpr.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1109
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
"Belladonna, 50, and Dr Liuvingston, 60, NO, NO, NO. You are both wrong. Maori, despite all arguments to the contrary, were NOT the first here, or the indigenous people in N Z. They were invaders themselves and conquered the Mori-ori. "
A widespread misconception Chris. Mori ori were/are Maori.
"Do it through the Wananga at Polytech if you have one DR L, it is free with lots of resources, thanks to Yogi's tax input."
Indeed,its very nice of Yogi to contribute to something which he's completely unable to appreciate himself,so that the rest of us can benefit from it.
No wont bother reading the link you sent, there is never anything new in them.
If Peter was forced to learn Maori then he should have complained there and then, his parents could have removed him from the class like you did with your kids.
No it is not correct that The Maori language is pushed down our throats in school, thats just a smoke screen from people with other agendas.
Member since 04 Oct 2007
Member from Te Awamutu
I dont consider they were changed Yogi....I think there was an alternative given. As Maori is a recognised official language in NZ and this is the week Te Reo put up with it and stop complainingPSI dont bother with the links either KC...I know theyre just going to promote negative thoughts as usual
SF, "I don't think they were changed' - you don't think? don't you know? for such a staunch pro-maori you should categorically know if they were changed or not???
" you don't think? don't you know? for such a staunch pro-maori you should categorically know if they were changed or not???"
Why? YOU never know what YOU'RE talking about!
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