Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters
Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters
New Zealand

Maori leader Rawiri Waititi ejected from New Zealand parliament for not wearing tie

  • Waititi, who has called ties ‘a colonial noose’, was instead wearing a Maori greenstone pendant called a taonga
  • In an op-ed on Wednesday, Waititi wrote that his action was about the right of Maori to be Maori, whether in Parliament or in the pub

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Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters
Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi considers ties “a colonial noose”. Photo: Reuters
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