New Zealand Maori MP defies tie rule, rejecting 'colonial noose'

New Zealand's parliament backs down after ejecting a Maori lawmaker because he refused to wear a tie, allowing him to speak without an accessory he labelled a "colonial noose". The issue flared on Tuesday 9 February 2021 when Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was made to leave from the parliamentary debating chamber for not wearing the required attire during question time.