Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bilingual sign a first for Otaki

A new street in the Kapiti Coast town of Otaki has both an English and a Chinese name to celebrate the town's multicultural and multilingual status, its mayor says.

Alan Milne said Jean Hing Place commemorated the contribution the Chinese community made to Otaki for more than 80 years and celebrated one of the district's oldest Chinese families.

On the Kapiti Coast considerable effort went into ensuring street names reflected the history and settlement of the area, he said.

Jean Young, nee Hing, unveiled the sign earlier this week.

- NZPA 4:47 PM Friday Aug 24, 2007

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