9 Jul 2018

Kiri Allan comments on Te Awanuiārangi Black paedophilia claims

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 9 July 2018

The Bay of Plenty community has been rocked by accusations that one of its prominent leaders was a paedophile. The widow of Te Awanuiarangi Black, who died in 2016, has posted a video on social media saying he was a serial abuser of children. People, including former Maori Party leader Te Ururoa Flavell, have expressed their shock and grief. Kiritapu Allan is a Labour MP based in Whakatane and a member of the Tauranga Moana iwi. She talks to Guyon Espiner.