Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Gisborne to Have NZ's First Te Reo Māori Waste Bin Labels

Gisborne to Have New Zealand’s First Te Reo Māori
Waste Bin Labels

Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon welcomes the launch of Waste Management initiative in introducing New Zealand’s first private subscription bi-lingual Te Reo Māori and English waste bin labels

Gisborne, 10 September 2018: Waste Management NZ Limited joined Gisborne Mayor, Meng Foon, at a special assembly at Kaiti School today to celebrate the launch of the country’s first bilingual (Te Reo Māori / English) private subscription waste bin label programme.

Coinciding with the upcoming Māori Language Week (10 – 16 September), Waste Management is now providing Te Reo Māori / English labels for all of its new residential and commercial bins in Gisborne.

This follows work by the principal of Kaiti School, Billie-Jean Potaka Ayton, Gisborne District Council, and members of the community, who consulted on the translation of 10 different types of waste bins into Te Reo Māori.

“This is a very welcome initiative in bringing more Te Reo Māori into everyone’s daily lives, and I’m proud that Gisborne is the first to lead this welcome development working with Waste Management,” Mayor Foon said.

“Strong community interest sparked our local team from Gisborne to embark on creating bilingual labels for both our residential and commercial customers” said Waste Management General Manager Lower North Island, David Howie.

“We celebrate and encourage the use of New Zealand’s native language. This is a simple step to help bring Te Reo Māori into the forefront of everyday conversation.

“The Mayor’s attendance at today’s launch is greatly appreciated and we are delighted he backs this initiative.”

Principal of Kaiti School, Billie-Jean Potaka Ayton says the new labels are a fantastic, practical way to better familiarise her students and the community with the Māori language.

“Our students are delighted with the new Te Reo Māori labels and are already eagerly learning the names for the different types of waste bins.”

This is part of a wider initiative Waste Management is looking at expanding to further regions over the next 12 months. These regions will have their own translation based on local dialect.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mosque Shooting Response: Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles

Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.

“An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

RNZ Report: No Mention Of Right-Wing Threat In 10 Years Of GCSB/SIS Docs
There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. More>>

Two Minute Silence Friday: Auckland Mosques Opening Their Doors To All
Mosques in the four corners of Auckland will open their doors on Friday night for people of all faiths to gather in remembrance of the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch shootings. More>>

For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>


"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>


████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>


'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>


From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>





InfoPages News Channels