Maori King's son in expletive-laden rant

Korotangi Paki. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Korotangi Paki. Photo / Brett Phibbs

A video of the Maori King's son has emerged showing him making an expletive-laden rant.

A source within Waikato Tainui confirmed the young man in the video, who claims he is a top kapa haka leader, is Korotangi Paki - the Maori King's middle child and younger son.

The video has already had close to 800 shares on Facebook and is likely to be of further embarrassment to Mr Paki's father King Tuheitia.

A tribal source believes the video was likely taken about two years ago, around the time when Mr Paki was with Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga kapa haka side that competed at the national secondary school school championships in Whangarei.

The source said Mr Paki was his school's kaitataki tane (male leader in a kapa haka group) but was kicked out of the team for bad behaviour while on the trip and sent home.

In the 25 second video, Mr Paki says; "rubbish c###, rubbish...I'm the f###### man boy. I'll f###### show you how to lead a f###### roopu (group) boy, I'll f###### show you what the f### is up c###.

I'm the f####### kaitataki f###### tane (male leader)..o te motu boy. I'm the f###### man, I'll show you what is f###### up c###."

The 19-year-old was also in the firing line for posts he made on his now-disabled Facebook page, that were published on Radio Live.

Next to one photo of a queue of mostly Asian people, Mr Paki wrote: "all these chingy eyed [expletive]".

Mr Paki last week escaped conviction for theft and another of drink-driving where he blew nearly twice the adult limit, as a minor.

Judge Philipa Cunningham granted Mr Paki a conditional discharge without conviction in the Auckland District court. The decision created a stir online with Facebook pages calling for "justice".

Crown Law has not yet made a decision on whether to appeal against Mr Paki's discharge without conviction.

A spokeswoman said the decision would take a few days to make as the judge's ruling would need to be thoroughly reviewed first.

"It takes a wee bit of time."

- NZ Herald

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