Māori MP Rawiri Waititi ejected from New Zealand parliament in necktie row

Māori party co-leader said he had chosen to wear cultural dress in defiance of dress code which requires men to wear ties

The Māori party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has defied the order to wear a tie in the New Zealand parliament’s debating chamber – and was promptly ejected by the Speaker.

“It’s not about ties it’s about cultural identity mate,” Waititi said as he left the chamber, local media reported.

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