1. Airport aviation security staff linked carved walking stick to violence, traveller claims  Stuff.co.nz
  2. 'An obvious example of racism' - Passenger calls out Auckland Airport after stoush over tiripou 'weapon'  TVNZ
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The man said aviation security wrongly drew a connection between Māori culture and violence.The man said aviation security wrongly drew a connection between Māori culture and violence.

Piripi Winiata was refused access to his flight after security said his tiripou resembled a taiaha and was a threat to passengers.Piripi Winiata was refused access to his flight after security said his tiripou resembled a taiaha and was a threat to passengers.

'An obvious example of racism' - Passenger calls out Auckland Airport after stoush over tiripou 'weapon' | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ

A Māori man says he was left upset and frustrated after Aviation Security staff would not let him bring his walking stick onto a plane because they said it could be used as a weapon.A Māori man says he was left upset and frustrated after Aviation Security staff would not let him bring his walking stick onto a plane because they said it could be used as a weapon.

Man calls out racism after airport security says tiripou weapon | RNZ News