He’s short, fat, and ugly. He’s also a child basher.
Violent past of King’s adviser revealed
One of the Maori King’s closest advisers is a wife and child basher who once fronted an anti-violence advertising campaign with prominent New Zealanders without telling them of his violent past…
Whakaruru’s brother, Noka Whakaruru, said at the time that they tried to talk him out of the campaign and were glad his violent past had been revealed. “He was pig-headed . We tried to persuade him [not to go ahead] . . . because he’s got a big mouth.”
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