When did you last see a topless Maori dancer?

The Telegraph reports:

Topless female Maori dancers will cover up when they greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the start of their tour, according to a Maori expert.

Tredegar Hall, a member of the London-based Maori club Ngati Ranana, said male dancers wearing grass skirts had also been instructed to add underwear for the ceremonial welcome in Wellington on Monday. . .


It is possible Hall knows more about Maori protocol than I do but I can’t recall ever seeing topless Maori dancers.

4 Responses to When did you last see a topless Maori dancer?

  1. Do the women at the Dunedin nude test count?


  2. Te koringa beal says:

    This person is an idiot.
    Read the article and what he’s been quoted saying.
    Maori are not ignorant savages.
    Topless maybe a hundred years ago when no one wore shirts.
    This person obviously has no idea what being Maori is or what the culture is about. Very angry and dissapointed.


  3. willdwan says:

    Lighten up. The English media are famously gullible. Someone is having fun.


  4. homepaddock says:

    The paper has realised their mistake, the link now goes to a can’t-find-the page: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/10747090/Maoris-cover-up-to-spare-royal-couples-blushes.html

    Quote Unquote ( http://quoteunquotenz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/topless-maori-dancers.html )quotes the Daily Express which has more: ( http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/468921/Maori-dancers-asked-to-cover-up-to-not-embarrass-the-Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge )

    . . . They will also be offered traditional food including a native bird, the kereru, which is on the verge of extinction.. . .


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