33 days ago

MC confronts nine men in blackface in Wanaka pub, makes them wash their faces

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Wanaka News

A group of men ''dressed as pirates and Arabs in blackface'' in a Wanaka pub on Saturday night were made to wash their faces before being ''kicked out''.

Water Bary owner Toby May said his staff were "100 per cent correct in what they did".

"I spoke to the guys, a group of rural lads who had dressed up for the Ranfurly Shield rugby. Lots of people were dressed up, it's a bit like the Sevens used to be," he said.

"They thought they were being dirty pirates. They accepted it was a mistake and were very conciliatory and washed up once it was pointed out to them."

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Poll: What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?

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With elections just around the corner, this is a good time to pinpoint the issues that affect you and are important to you. Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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What is the top issue you want the local council to focus on?
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