Aotearoa, you look lovely up there at the top of the list!

Diary of the last ten hours

7.44am

They are talking on the radio, Susie and Rawiri Waititi, about the petition to change the name of these lands to Aotearoa. But I’m not really listening because I'm already persuaded.

I like it because the syllables lilt.

I like it because it has the sense of having been moulded and formed here, a name that conveys a mood and feeling of place.

And I l…

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