Westlake Boys High School has amended its uniform policy, allowing students to wear tā moko and taonga Māori, Stuff reports. The high decile school on Auckland’s North Shore reviewed its uniform policy after two senior students, from Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri and Te Rarawa in the Far North, were said to be “deeply hurt” by a request to hide their tā moko. Tā moko are traditional tattoos on the face or body done under traditional protocols with the designs typically representing the wearer’s iwi (tribe) and whakapapa (ancestry).
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