The Jacinda government won’t risk a referendum on dropping it in favour of the made-up (by a white colonist) ‘Aotearoa’ as they know it would be defeated. Instead they are doing it anyway by stealth and her bought-and-paid-for Legacy Media are playing along.

We’ve decided because of the above, we will no longer use ‘Aotearoa’: instead it will be New Zealand/Nu Tirani as in the Treaty of Waitangi, the 1840 one.