ABC News ditches English name of famous city

The ABC has received praise for using a local indigenous place name during its coverage of the Women's World Cup. The coverage of the match between the United States and the Netherlands in Wellington, New Zealand, featured the place name 'Te Whanganui-a-Tara', which translates to the 'great harbour of Tara' in the Indigenous Maori language. This move follows the broadcaster's announcement in June to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names in its programs. The use of indigenous languages and place names is seen as a positive step towards acknowledging indigenous culture and heritage.

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