Was this manaakitanga? Désolé mes amis – it was just another robbery of tourists by nasty thugs

May 24, 2010

The Grumbles reckoned Northland was a great place, when they toured it some years ago.

They would not recommend a visit there nowadays, alas, after another attack on tourists holidaying in the region.

Let’s face it, even the Prime Minister has been assaulted by stroppy locals in that scenically beautiful but socially troubled neck of the woods.

The Herald reports the latest nasty incident today –

Three French tourists were attacked.

Police said three male Maori, aged between 20 and 30 years, were responsible for the aggravated robbery inside a campervan just south of Mangamuka village on Friday.
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