New Zealander’s Campaign to Correct Geographic Names

A retired public servant in Wellington, New Zealand is on a campaign to correct spelling mistakes in New Zealand place names, the New Zealand Herald reports. He’s made a total of 60 submissions to the Geographic Board pointing out errors in various toponyms, correcting them so that they reflect the proper spellings of the people’s names they bear. One so-far unsuccessful quest: to change his country’s name to New Zeeland, to reflect the correct spelling of the Dutch province. Also via GeoCarta.

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