is emblazoned across Wellington's waterfront
The words 'I will not speak Māori" have been emblazoned across Wellington's waterfront in honour of the 50-year anniversary of te reo being widely used in Aotearoa.
The art work, installed by Tame Iti, uses the same words he was forced to write over and over again by his school teachers while growing up.
"It's doing what it is supposed to do - create a conversation," Tame says.
"Everyone who has stopped to talk to me has had a different response. anger, sadness, disbelief, humiliation... all of the feelings I had as a boy when I was told to write these words."