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15 Nov 2019 13:37
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    Wellington's Victoria University is proposing to change both its English and Maori names

    Wellington's Victoria University is proposing to change both its English and Maori names


    As well as becoming the University of Wellington to avoid confusion with at least 12 other Victoria's, the university is proposing a new Te Reo title.

    Vice-chancellor Grant Guilford says a Maori staff forum suggested Te Herenga Waka, meaning the hitching post of canoes.

    He says symbolically it means students can feel part of a community, no matter where they're from.

    There'll be a public meeting about the name changes on May 23.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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