Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Head-butt performer unapologetic

`A Maori cultural performer who headbutted a Dutch tourist during a traditional welcome is unapologetic about the attack which left his victim with a broken nose and two black eyes.

Speaking after being sentenced in court yesterday, Richard Minarapa Mitai-Ngatai said the victim had laughed during the “sacred” ceremony.

“He was disrespecting my culture that I love, a culture I am proud to be a part of,” Mitai-Ngatai said.’

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