Turangi streets to get a capital Te
GPS devices may pay attention to plans to rename almost a quarter of Turangi's streets - but some long-term residents certainly won't...
...The most drastic renamings include changing Gibson St [to] Hangarito St, Tod Close to Wharepapa Close, Crescent Reserve to Kohineheke Reserve and Cherry Tree Reserve to Te Koko Reserve.
Herekiekie St resident Colin Fowler, whose street would change to Te Herekiekie St, said it was ridiculous and didn't need to be changed.
"I would go and cut the Te off the front of the sign ... I wouldn't bother to change anything because it will still get delivered to Herekiekie St. But then again my Navman would put me in the wrong street."
Gary Gay, who worked as an engineer on various power projects in the area when the streets were being named, objected to changes which would wipe out the town's more recent history.
Gibson St and Dekker Drive - in an industrial area on the outskirts of Turangi - were named after project engineers Warren Gibson and Bert Dekker.
"I feel it was just a little bit small minded that those two names could not be retained for the contribution those two guys did for the recent history of the town," Mr Gay said...
Turangi streets to get a capital Te - Te Reo Maori - NZ Herald News
30 August 2012