We reported in March that TVNZ has stopped putting a macron over the a in Kapiti, because of the objections to it by the Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngātiawa ki Kapiti iwi. In fact not only TVNZ, but also Newshub has stopped including it.

But as usual when it comes to KCDC, they don’t care what the people they are supposed to serve think. So, we assume, one or more members of these iwi take it upon themselves to remove it from the welcome signs at each end of the District by spray-painting over it.

But then the KCDC will come along and change it back — this has been going on for quite a while.

We’ve pointed out before that KCDC never followed the correct procedure for that change a decade ago, so these iwi are legally correct.