Claims of racism over mispronunciation of sports players’ names

Claims of racism over mispronunciation of sports players’ names

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New Zealand’s Pacific Islands Media Association (PIMA) has accused Australia’s Fox Sport commentators of racism after names of players from Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Fiji were ‘butchered’ last weekend when the national Pacific teams faced off against each other. PIMA has sent a formal complaint to the broadcaster calling for the correct pronunciation …

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Tainui dictionary released

Tainui dictionary released

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After an exhaustive and extensive research process, Waikato-Tainui has a dictionary that affirms its distinct dialect. It’s called He Puna Kupu, He Manawa aa-Whenua. Reo Maori experts from within the region said it’s about keeping the unique sound and vocabulary of Tainui waka alive for generations to come. Hania Douglas was at the launch of …

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