28 Mar 2023

Davidson comments on violence 'not helpful' - Hipkins

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 28 March 2023

"Not helpful". That's how the Prime Minister has descibed comments from Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson - that most violence is caused by white cis men.

Ms Davidson has now walked back that statement after calls for her resignation from the ACT Party and New Zealand First.

She says she was in shock after being hit by a motorcycle after the trans rights rally in Auckland on Saturday, and didn't provide proper context.

Chris Hipkins says he accepted her efforts in correcting her own comments, and that he doesn't expect perfection in his ministers.

Hipkins spoke to Corin Dann.