22 Oct 2020

Nurse stripped of registration over racist comments about Māori

From Checkpoint, 5:23 pm on 22 October 2020

A New Plymouth nurse who made several public posts on social media calling Māori nurses "fat and lazy" has had her registration cancelled for the next two years.

A disciplinary tribunal considered two charges against Deborah Kathryn Hugill, and found her conduct to be serious, racist and offensive.

And it turns out it was not the first time she had made such comments.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui has the story.