Where to draw the line on moko kauae?

  • 27/05/2018

There's one kaupapa this week sent the internet into overdrive - the story of self-styled guru and motivational speaker Sally Anderson. 

Ms Anderson is Pākehā, but married to a Māori. 

However publicity pics of her moko kauae this week has many wāhine calling on tāmoko artists to stop gifting this taonga to Pākehā women.

Tāmoko artist Inia Taylor says he turned Ms Anderson away three times - but eventually relented after she got the backing of her husband's whānau. 

So where should the line be drawn when to wearing kauae?  

Veteran Māori Broadcaster Peata Melbourne, Te Whare Waananga o Awanuiārangi associate professor Dr Mera Lee- Penehira and political commentator Carrie Stoddart-Smith spoke to The Hui's Mihingarangi Forbes.

Watch the video for the full chat on The Hui.