Convicted rapist Mike Tyson has reapplied for a visa to visit New Zealand.
Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson revoked his visa last week because the letter of support was from an individual not the Life Education Trust.
Ms Wilkinson said on Tuesday her office has received a new application and it is being looked at. She says she has not seen the application, but understands it is backed by an organisation.
The Manukau Urban Maori Authority said last week it would formally back Tyson and help his tour’s promoter reapply for the visa.
He might have the support of an organisation but he’s still a convicted rapist who continues to deny he committed the crime and who shows no remorse.
Is this really the sort of man the authority wants to be helping?
Is this the sort of man we want in New Zealand, billed as a champion?