3 Jul 2020

National leader condemn's backbencher's 'racist' press release

From Checkpoint, 6:20 pm on 3 July 2020

The National backbencher Hamish Walker has been pulled into line by his leader Todd Muller, over comments he made about New Zealanders returning from Asia. The Clutha-Southland MP put out a press release to raise the alarm about New Zealanders returning from India, Pakistan and Korea coming to hotels down south. The minister in charge of isolation facilities Megan Woods is not happy- saying the comments were racist.