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#225718 2-Dec-2017 10:11
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Some people who listen to RNZ love the Te Reo.    Some people are indifferent.    Some people hate hearing Te Reo on RNZ.    So I have a solution.    Modify the RNZ mobile app to introduce a Te Reo filter option.     The filter would allow a RNZ with or without Te Reo.    The app would have to have a few seconds delay to allow for the filter to work.

 

When Te Reo was being filtered out a user could choose to hear silence or a bird call of their choice.   The default bird would be the Great Spotted Shag.     Future versions of the app could have further options such as being able to have say 5 seconds of Te Reo every day up to hearing all Te Reo.


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  #1911920 2-Dec-2017 10:33
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Or, you know, you could leave the country the Maori were equal founders of and have equal rights to be represented by the state broadcaster.

 

 

 

Also, what you're proposing would be near impossible automatically.




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  #1911923 2-Dec-2017 10:36
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Relax everyone - the post is a joke not a serious suggestion.    If you listen to the interview with Don Brash you'll realise that the opposing views will never be reconciled..


 
 
 
 


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  #1911924 2-Dec-2017 10:38
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Uh, I don't see the joke. Sorry.

 

 

 

A lot of viewpoints will never be reconciled with each other, and thankfully we don't have to bother with people offended by Maori - we can just ignore them. Whew!


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  #1911939 2-Dec-2017 10:52
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People like Don Brash and the idiotic columnist for the Otago Daily Times are just sad, pathetic old men who are trying to make one final, pathetic play at relevance before their bodies and ideas permanently both reside in the graveyard.

 

They will go away when people stop giving their views oxygen.

 

 

 

 


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  #1912008 2-Dec-2017 16:59
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I don't know why they give this racist has been or more accurately never was the time of day. Just ignore him and and leave him to his own little bigoted world.





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  #1912070 2-Dec-2017 19:29
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The way I see it, the three people that have publicly spoken out against Te Reo on Radio NZ in the past week are all white men in their seventies. What they fail to recognise is that the world is passing them by.

 

Memo to them. Bye.


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  #1912080 2-Dec-2017 20:17
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Let's not substitute racism with ageism




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  #1912106 2-Dec-2017 21:13
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The real question is why RNZ management have encouraged their staff to use Te Reo on air to this extent.    Could their reasoning be more strategic than anything else?    RNZ has not had a funding increase in a long long time.     I think RNZ may be thinking that having a large number of Maori members of Parliament who are supportive of RNZ & its funding would be a very good thing.


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  #1912134 2-Dec-2017 21:51
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It is an official language why wouldn't they encourage it?





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  #1912161 2-Dec-2017 23:42
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I listen to RNZ on a semi regular basis and I only ever hear it used for greetings and introductions... not sure why that's such a big problem

 

Here's a link to the interview

 

 


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  #1912166 3-Dec-2017 06:50
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amiga500:

 

Maori is an official language of this country, and RNZ is instructed by its charter to contribute to the cultural development of NZ, which includes the revival of Maori.

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/about/charter

 

 

 

3) The public radio company fosters a sense of national identity by contributing to tolerance and understanding, reflecting and promoting ethnic, cultural, and artistic diversity and expression.

 

 

 

I have no idea why you think there is some kind of conspiracy here, or how you expect the minority of maori MPs to have overridden the National govt's hatred of public broadcasters.


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  #1912172 3-Dec-2017 08:01
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MikeB4:

 

It is an official language why wouldn't they encourage it?

 

 

Why would you want to ram it down people's throats who do want it??  Seems to be the trendy thing these days..





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  #1912177 3-Dec-2017 08:23
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old3eyes:

 

MikeB4:

 

It is an official language why wouldn't they encourage it?

 

 

Why would you want to ram it down people's throats who do want it??  Seems to be the trendy thing these days..

 

 

 

 

Ensuring the survival of the language of the original inhabitants of this country is more important than whatever you want, mate. And I have seen no evidence to presume anywhere near the majority of the country wants RNZ to be english only.


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old3eyes:

MikeB4:


It is an official language why wouldn't they encourage it?



Why would you want to ram it down people's throats who do want it??  Seems to be the trendy thing these days..



The occasional greeting etc is hardly ramming it down people's throats.




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  #1912197 3-Dec-2017 10:15
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old3eyes:

 

MikeB4:

 

It is an official language why wouldn't they encourage it?

 

 

Why would you want to ram it down people's throats who do want it??  Seems to be the trendy thing these days..

 

 

(emits long sigh) 20 secs every hour is hardly ramming it down throats.


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