Gisborne councilors vote to change Poverty Bay's name

Drive 05/03/2018

The Gisborne District Council has voted by a majority of 13 to 1 to apply to the NZ Geographic Board to change the name to Tūranganui a Kiwa/Poverty Bay.

The name was the original name for the region before Captain Cook landed over 250 years ago and called it Poverty Bay.

This was after he tried unsuccessfully to get produce and goods from the locals to help his crew that were suffereing from survy.

The one lone councilor that voted against the idea of a name change was Malcolm Maclean, Taruheru-Patutahi ward.

Mr Maclean joins Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE Drive to talk about why he is opposed to the change.

Listen to the Full Interview with Malcolm Maclean above. 

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