Six of Auckland’s regional parks will receive Māori names that showcase and celebrate the stories of the region’s rich Māori history, Auckland Council reveals. Names are considered and put forward by mana whenua and may reflect the local Māori history relating to the area, a cultural activity connected to the site or an important landscape feature. Mayor Phil Goff says, “The council’s vision is that te reo Māori is seen, heard, learned and spoken in everyday life. We also want to help Aucklanders be knowledgeable and proud of the Māori identity and history of our city.”