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There has been a call for women's refuges in the Waikato to fax their worst cases of abuse to parliament.



This follows an incident in which the Women's Refuge head, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, was told to 'pull her head in' when she spoke out on Maori domestic violence.



Maori Women's Refuge Waikato co-ordinator Ruahine Albert has faxed 14 refuges in the Waikato calling on them to fax details of their worst abuse case to the Maori Affairs Minister.

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She is angry at the attempt to play down Maori abuse and is challenging Parekura Horomia to address the issues.



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