"If you're gonna hold on to it like, what's his name in Lord of the Rings, Gollum, you're not gonna get anywhere."
It has announced that in future only a standard response will be provided.
The entertainment platform has launched a dedicated Maori hub for education, inspiration, and entertainment.
"I'm amazed at how that's triggered people… it is quite depressing to see that kind of anger."
It was supposed to be launched by the end of 2020.
West Auckland's Crum Park has had its name of Tahurangi Park reinstated.
"Imagine being that scared of the native language of the country you live in."
"This is a fantastic opportunity to push a reset button."
Te reo Māori is a taonga - a treasure - not a plaything.