"Kapiti Coast District Council is forking out up to $10,000 for two new welcome signs emblazoned with macrons, which a critic claims will end up saying: "Welcome to Cabbage".
The council voted two years ago to place macrons – short lines above Maori vowels, used to lengthen them – over the "a" in Kapiti, the "o" in Otaki and the second and third "a" in Paekakariki..."
A lot of fuss- and money about bugger-all. Getting precious at our expense over a dead oral-only language.
A language as worthless as a culture that never managed to invent the wheel, the spear thrower, the bow & arrow and barely figured out how to make fire. Let it bloody die...