Laws and Mair both happy!

The Herald reports:

The decision to allow the spelling of with or without the “h” has been welcomed by both sides in what has, at times, been an acrimonious debate.

Mayor hailed the move by Land Information Minister to overturn the Geographic Board’s decision to go with the “h” as an “early Christmas present for the city and district”.

, a Maori activist and one of the driving forces in seeking a change in the spelling of the city’s name, said after conveying the decision to local Maori at a city marae: “We recognise it was a difficult and courageous decision to make, but the correct one.

Maurice will be pretty happy with those headlines, even if Colin Espiner calls him a whimp.

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