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Warnings white supremacist material is a blight on Tauranga.
The Maori Authority's chairman has offered sympathy for Te Pati Maori's decision not to stand a candidate in the seat over fears it would be unsafe, pointing to an Internal Affairs report that labelled Tauranga a hot-spot for white supremact hate speech.
Matthew Tukaki told Heather du Plessis-Allan hate groups are dropping ruthless letters on locals.
“Imagine for a moment that white supremacist leaflet is dropped into a letterbox and a young tamariki Maori gets the mail on the way from home and that kid reads that material.”