NZ parliament ejects Maori leader over lack of necktie

On Tuesday, Speaker Trevor Mallard twice prevented Rawiri Waititi from asking questions in the debating chamber, insisting that MPs could only ask a question if they were wearing a tie.

When Waititi continued with his question after being stopped a second time, Mallard ordered him to leave.

Waititi, who has called ties "a colonial noose," was told last year that he would be ejected from the House if he did not wear one.

On Tuesday he wore a taonga, a Maori greenstone pendant, instead.