18 Feb 2019

'Māori nationalist groups' staff should be sacked - Tukaki

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 18 February 2019

The Māori Council says the public servant who singled out 'Māori nationalist groups' as a violent threat to the public should be sacked. The New Zealand Herald reports that minutes from a meeting of Department of Corrections staff list Māori groups alongside jihad, far-right activists and violent political groups, as future potential threats. But the Department admits it has no evidence that any Māori nationalist groups exist in the prison system. Māori Council chairman Matthew Tukaki told Morning Report's Alex Ashton he's flabbergasted.