21 Mar 2019

Man denied job because of ta moko and tatau

From The Panel, 4:32 pm on 21 March 2019

A man with Maori ta moko and Samoan tatau has been turned down for a customer service role at Air New Zealand because of his tattoos. Sydney Heremaia says it's not just ink. The works have cultural and personal significance for him. Is it strange that the airline that has a koru as a brand is rejecting workers with indigenous tattoos?