Topic: Tā moko/Kirituhi

Native Affairs - Sky High, Skin Deep

Air New Zealand prides itself on being uniquely kiwi, its koru - a timeless reminder of the company's strong connection to our country's Māori heritage - or is it?

What if a person wanted to proudly wear a koru for everyone to see?

A tā moko that distinctly identifies them as Māori or Polynesian.  Surprisingly in the eyes of Air New Zealand, this makes you unemployable as cabin crew as aspiring air hostess Claire Nathan found out the hard way.

Billie Jo Hohepa Ropiha has her story.

Share this: