White supremacist running for Christchurch school Board of Trustees

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 16 August 2022

A white supremacist jailed two years ago for sharing a video of the Christchurch terror attacks wants to be on the board of nearby school.

The principal of Te Aratai College, or what used to be Linwood College, has confirmed Philip Arps has put his name forward for one of five trustee positions.

Te Aratai is a short drive from where the second of the March 19 attacks took place. Arps was jailed for 21 months in 2019 for sending the video to thirty people.

The school principal has declined to be interviewed.

Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand chair Abdur Razzaq spoke to Susie Ferguson.