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What would you call the North & South Islands?

Old Apr 2nd 2013, 2:13 am
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Default What would you call the North & South Islands?

It appears that "North" & "South" were never officially recognised as proper names, leaving the door open for them to be potentially renamed.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8498...ce-name-debate

So what would you call them?

Jafa Island & Sheep Island?
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Hot and Cold....
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Bill & Ben
Pinky & Perky
Pot & Kettle
Bacon & Eggs...

The possibilities are endless!
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Just keep it as it is now, the North Island and the Mainland....
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White & Asian
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Dr Grant said the islands could potentially be referred to by all four names -- the 'North Island' or 'Te Ika-a-Maui' and the 'South Island' or 'Te Waipounamu'.
Quite like the Maori names. In my limited knowledge of Maori, Wai means river and pounamu is greenstone.
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Chur Island & Bro Island
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[QUOTE=Catchafire;10635817]Quite like the Maori names. QUOTE]
I also like the idea of having both the English and Maori name. The translations are Te Waipounamu (the waters of greenstone) and for the North Island to Te Ika-a-Maui (the fish of Maui).

I always find it slightly odd that some towns etc have retained their Maori name and others haven't. I like to see the actual Maori names as well.
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Peoples Soviet Socialist Democratic Republic of the United Northern Islands of New Zealand (PSSDRUNINZ for short). For the South Island we'll just use "the other bit".

Alternatively I suggest a sponsorship auction to naming rights.
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"She'll be" & "Right"
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Te Bottom

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South Australia
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South Australia
Along the same lines "New North and South America"? The New New World .
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