We were all a bit disappointed.
Well, as long as you all learned something in time for the closing monologue and end credits.
Old white man bans book that depicts young Maori man discovering his independence and agency in the world, surprise surprise
Funny how those whining about PC gone mad are the same people who'll happily sue for 'emotional distress'. One look in the mirror and... *CRASH TINKLE TINKLE*
And now the ban has been completely lifted. The book can be provided to anyone, including those under 14.
Family First is, predictibly, outraged.
Gee... Bob McCoskrie must sleep peacefully knowing that at least children are unable to access *gasp* the internet.
On Morning Report about 8.45am’ish (paraphrased from memory as they don’t yet have it online here):
Susie Ferguson, from multiple attempts: "What will actually happen if teenagers read this book?"
Bob McCoskrie, eventually: "They will be confronted by it and …get upset … and they may not actually get past some of the pages."
Finally, I understand!