‘Drunk’ woman calls fellow pub-goer ‘Maori slacker’ and tries to knock off phone while filming nasty confrontation
- Publican Carol Delamore saw guzzling insults and slammed at a phone filming her
- Rising racing has been growing in the small New Zealand town for months maanden
- The pub is accused of inciting locals by repeatedly getting local names wrong
- Friends Defend Co-Owner But She Appears To Say In Clip: ‘I’m Very Racist’
A bitter race feud has torn apart a rural community in New Zealand’s far north after the landlady of one of the city’s pubs was filmed calling a local a ‘Maori slacker’.
Taipa Tavern cafe owner Carol Delamore was caught on video saying she was “very racist” when she insulted the pub-goer in the bar on Sunday night.
But it’s the latest escalation of mounting racial tensions in the small town where the pub and locals have exchanged barbs on social media over Maori names and spellings.
However, on Sunday, Ms Delamore was filmed calling a female regular “a Maori slacker” and later lashing out at the pub-goer’s phone while attempting to film the confrontation.
A 36-second video was later published on a local website, causing Ms Delamore to go into hiding.
The pub, 300km north of Auckland, told Daily Mail Australia the co-owner was unavailable and declined to comment further.
The video clip opens with the person on the phone asking the grey-haired Mrs. Delamore, “What did you call me?”
“A Maori slacker,” the woman replies. “You’re a slacker.”
“Are you a racist?” says the holder of the phone and Ms Delamore appears to say ‘I am very racist’ before being led away by friends who intervene to deny the claim.
A bitter racing feud has torn apart a small community in New Zealand’s far north after the landlady of Taipa Tavern (left), 300km north of Auckland, was filmed calling a local a ‘Maori slacker’. Publican Carol Delamore (right) was caught on video looking tired and emotional in the bar as she uttered insults to the pub-goer on Sunday night.
“Why did she call me a MAORI slacker?” demands that the woman film.
“Because she’s had too much here,” says an older man. “What does that mean?” the woman asks.
Before he can answer, however, the gray-haired woman lets loose with more abuse censored from the published video.
Ms. Delamore must be restrained as the filming woman approaches before wriggling free to knock the phone away as the clip ends amid more censored swearing.
A six-month battle on Facebook preceded last weekend’s video incident, amid mounting anger at the pub’s refusal to spell local Maori place names correctly or correct mistakes after being pointed out.
Ms Delamore (seen right here on her Facebook profile picture) was filmed lunging at the bar-goer’s phone (left) while trying to film the confrontation
“The tax collector made derogatory remarks as the bar closed and we left. She knocked my phone out of my hand when she realized I was recording the incident,” the patron told the local website News Hub.
The tax collector has sparked discussion in our small community before because of her misuse of te reo. We are a small community and this is our local tavern – we need to feel safe going out and not being abused by pub owners.
“I hope she makes changes to create a safe environment in her licensed premises for all customers, including Māori women.”