And finally… untied

A Māori politician who was ejected from New Zealand’s parliament for refusing to wear a tie has won a battle to change the dress code.

Male MPs will no longer be required to wear a tie – which Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has called a “colonial noose” – under the new rules.

Mr Waititi was ejected from the debating chamber after attending with a traditional Māori hei tiki around his neck instead of a tie.

The incident prompted MPs from other parties to dispense with their own ties in a show of support.

The next day, the parliament’s standing orders committee decided by majority to remove the requirement for ties, The Guardian reports.

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