The first dictionary of NZ was by William Williams in 1844, even the reprint in 1917 does not contain the word, instead the closest reference is “Aotea”.
The word did not exist and is the invention of Colonial House. As such I do not recognise it as a name for a country.
If we live in a democracy then thier would have been a referendum just like John Keys failed Flag Referendum.
So if you want to live in a place and watch programs that are just a made up word with made up history….stay in fairyland. But if like me you now refuse to watch TV….then that is why your rougue guvvermint is injecting cash like no tomorrow.
TVNZ and Mediaworks you are irrelevant to the traditional man and woman of this nation. Aotearoa is perhaps only fit for the so called woke and the other folk.
TURN OFF YOUR TV AND RADIO…..Defund The Media
by Phillip Bridge