Newly built houses in the central Auckland suburb of Remuera have been vandalised with slurs against people of Chinese and Russian descent, Stuff reports. The language and sentiment used was “unacceptable” in Aotearoa, a spokesman for the Human Rights Commission said. The spokesman said there hadn’t been a noticeable increase in reports of allegations of racism lately, but the commission had seen isolated incidents of abuse reportedly targeting the Russian community.

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