Is Tauranga a hotspot for racism? We asked people on the street

Te Pāti Māori has decided not to stand a candidate in the upcoming Tauranga by-election out of fears of safety, with party president Che Wilson labeling the city a hotspot for racism and hate speech.

Hear what locals think about the Tauranga community being a hotspot for racism. We spoke to people on the streets in Tauranga to get their thoughts.

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