Su’a William Sio MP for Māngere Pacific Island
Treatment of councillor’s family – simply
The refusal by Auckland Council staff to allow a
Samoan councillor’s family to sit in VIP seating at his
swearing in smacks of racial discrimination, says Labour’s
spokesperson on Pacific Island Affairs Su’a William
“This is appalling and makes me sick to the
stomach to think this could be happening in Auckland in
“The city owes an apology to Efeso Collins
for the disgraceful way his family were prevented from
sitting in spaces that had been allocated to them.
“The councillor represents Manukau which is the face
of the future and no person Pasifika, Maori, Asian or LGBT
should be treated this way.
“Those who cannot
accept the changing face of New Zealand must learn to.
Diversity is the way of the future and can be our nation's
strength in so many ways as we have already seen in the
fields of sports and arts,” says Su’a William Sio.
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