13 Dec 2010

Hotline for reporting racial abuse set up

10:01 am on 13 December 2010

Community concern about racial abuse and violence in the Nelson-Tasman region has prompted the establishment of a system encouraging people to report incidents.

A lobby group has established a confidential phone line and a website.

The Nelson Multicultural Council says the project was inspired by research showing that four out of five people abused or attacked did not report the incident.

Police in Nelson say the region is probably no worse than others for racism.