27 Jan 2020

Shane Jones' comments on Pania Newton 'sexist' - open letter

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 27 January 2020

Sexist, misogynistic and an attack on the leadership of Māori women - that is how recent remarks by Shane Jones have been described, after he called Ihumātao protest leader Pania Newton a young putiputi - meaning a young flower - during his visit to Rātana last week.

A group of almost 100 wāhine Māori have released a public statement calling him a bully - and some want an apology. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui has more.