The official name of our nation, New Zealand, is a vital and important part of our nation's collective history and culture. But many of our politicians are now calling our nation Aotearoa or the ugly and clunky Aotearoa-New Zealand. Aotearoa is now used on official documents including our passports. This is an outrage. Such an important matter, the renaming of our nation, should only be made with our willing consent.
"We demand that the Prime Minister publicly affirms that the official name of our nation is New Zealand, not Aotearoa-New Zealand, or Aotearoa."