27 Apr 2022

Mother's moko kauae gets racist reaction

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 27 April 2022

A Havelock North mother who was told she should leave a local playground because her moko kauae was scaring children wants to meet again with the women who insulted her.

Jay Scott was with her own four children last week when the two women approached her, asked where she was from and told her there were other parks she could use.

It has sparked outrage and Jay Scott has been inundated with support. 

Māni Dunlop to the Assistant Children's Commissioner, and wāhine mau moko - Glenis Phillip-Barbara, who said she was surprised by the reaction to Ms Scott's moko kauae.