Sir Tipene O’Regan

By MATTHEW MCKEW Is it Wakatipu or Whakatipu — and how do you pronounce the latter? That’ll be the subject of a discussion at Frankton Library this week with Darren Rewi — a Queenstown-based Ngai Tahu kaumatua or elder — in the...

Whakatipu time

By PHILIP CHANDLER Highly-respected Ngai Tahu elder Sir Tipene O’Regan says it’s time Queenstowners put an ‘h’ in ‘Wakatipu’. ‘Whakatipu’ is the undisputed traditional Maori spelling, however ‘Wakatipu’ has been employed since early European days and pops up in everything from...
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