People are Stupid, Ctd

NZ Herald

I have a tattoo…but it is on my shoulder and almost never sees the light of day. Others have what I call job killers…visible tattoos on hands and the face. Maori unemployment is already woeful without the added job killing effect of tattoos..confimring to me once again that quite simply people are stupid:

A Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi doctoral student claims 40 per cent of Maori women have or are thinking of getting a ta moko, but men have largely usurped the cultural practices around getting tattooed.

Mei Winitana’s thesis involved combing through the results of 129 online surveys where she asked participants about their views of Maori women and ta moko (which relates to tattoos on the body) or moko kauae, which is on the lips and chin.

She also interviewed 15 women who lived here or in Australia, and a group who had lived across the Tasman and returned.

One theme that emerged strongly was that there was confusion around the tikanga of getting a moko.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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