Friday, December 18, 2009

Killing Wanganui softly

Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has finally made a decision on W(h)anganui - and decided to make both names official. This is being presented as a compromise, respecting both parties - but with crown agencies expected to use the "h", its more a slow death for the traditional spelling. After all, who other than a few diehard Taranaki rednecks calls it "Mt Eggmont" anymore?