Under pressure from a Maori MP and part of the public, Parliament abandoned the mandatory wearing of the necktie, which some saw as a “colonial” symbol.
Evidence whether there is that the coronavirus pandemic in New Zealand belongs Almost already in ancient historyThe debate, which was the most lively parliamentarian this week in Wellington, focused on…their dress code. MP Royi Waititi, co-chair of the Maori Party, is at the root of these discussions. Earlier in the week, he was denied the right to speak in a parliamentary debate, and then was expelled from “the cell”, as Wellington Parliament is known. Reason: no tie…
The bylaws of the National Assembly require deputies to wear a “appropriate dress” As such, the men’s necktie is a must. “The majority of the people who elected me never wear a tie. What made me speak for them in Parliament was not the dress I wore, but the votes and the trust they placed in me,” Argued Roweri Alwaiti after his expulsion from Parliament.
This rule wants to force indigenous peoples to wear what I describe as… a colonial knot
Rori Waititi, Co-Chairman of the Maori Party
refused to wear
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