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PostSubject: Only a name.   Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:31 am

Around 1840 a group of early European settlers established a camp and proceeded to build houses and mill local timber. One day a group of Maori came by and the settlers asked them the name of the place. 'Tutaenui' replied the Maori, so the settlers adopted the Maori name for their own settlement. A few years later they were visited by a Christian Missionary. He spoke fluent Maori and asked them why on earth they had named the place Tutaenui? They told him about the Maori. The missionary laughed loudly and said that Maori had a sense of humour! 'Nui' is a big heap, and 'tutae' is excrement'! They quickly changed the name of the town to Marton, after the town where Captain Cook came from.

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PostSubject: Re: Only a name.   Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:20 am

Some towns in the UK are a heap of SH**

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