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Response to City Councillor comment re: sterilisation

Letter from Co-leader of the Maori Party in response to comment by a Palmerston North City Councillor regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke

Attached is a copy of the letter sent by Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia to the Mayor of the Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) in relation to a comment by a PNCC councillor regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke. For your information pasted below is the story that appeared in the Manawatu Standard this morning relating to the letter.

Letter: Coleader_MaoriParty_Turia_PNCC_Letter.pdf

[Manawatu Standard story: 'Sterilise smokers' comment outrage]

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