Story: Place names

Jean Hing unveiling street sign, August 2007

Jean Hing unveiling street sign, August 2007

Jean Young (nee Hing) and son Robert unveil the first Chinese script road sign in New Zealand in Otaki in 2007. The sign acknowledges the contribution Chinese have made to the community over more than 80 years. Many were originally market gardeners.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Omissions and minor influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008