I think you are being close-minded about this, which of course is your good right, but how can you know that something has no value to you if you never try it? Speaking another language - any language - does have value, and it makes sense to add a few Maori words to your vocabulary because that is a language that is already spoken here and has also worked its way into New Zealand English. I don't understand the aversion to it.
It's a plain and simple case of some perceived superiority for belonging to the majority and not wanting to be bothered by something that one has no interest in, nevermind the notion of showing some respect for the indigenous culture or just appreciating (note: not embracing -- I am sure you understand the difference but your average illiterate Kiwi probably does not) a culture that is unique to NZ. The good news is that people like Pumpedd tend to be closer to death than being young -- the world will eventually have less of these types of people.
Quite frankly many of your posts are down right inflammatory showing no respect for a person with a point of view that you don't like. You do make some good points at times but you can't seem to stop being confrontational or rude.
You're showing your own perceived superiority when you say your average illiterate Kiwi
I don't know what age Pumpedd is. No matter a persons ago or point of view or age I find this sort statement to be unacceptable. The good news is that people like Pumpedd tend to be closer to death than being young -- the world will eventually have less of these types of people.