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Hosking comments to be reviewed by TVNZ

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/05/2016

Publicly-funded broadcaster TVNZ are reportedly reviewing comments about Maori made by Mike Hosking during a segment on Seven Sharp.

Following a segment on the current affairs program about the abuse New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd received for proposing a Maori ward for local councils, host Hosking made a personal observation.

"Sad to say I'd never personally attack him obviously, but he's completely out of touch with middle New Zealand," he said on Seven Sharp last week.

"There's nothing wrong with Maori representation on councils cause any Maori that wants to stand for a council is more than welcome to do so and you can sell your message and if you're good enough you'll get voted on."

In a statement given to Radio NZ, TVNZ say they're reviewing the comments after they received formal complaints.

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