- National Urban Māori Authority chair
The chair of the National Urban Māori Authority Lady Tureiti Moxon has said New Zealand still has a long way to go when it comes to embracing different languages and cultures within Aotearoa.
On Thursday Newshub revealed a New World store in Palmerston North has an employee handbook that said staff are required to only talk in English.
In the book it states that: "Whilst New World Melody's welcomes our diverse culture and allows all languages to be spoken, we do require all discussions on the shop floor to be in English."
In a statement to Newshub, Foodstuffs who own New World, said:
"This is due to instances where staff and customers hear their names mentioned and know they were being talked about by staff in their native language."
Link to video and article: NZ needs to shift away from 'monocultural ways of thinking - National Urban Māori Authority chair (msn.com)