Every New Zealander has the right to live, to pray and celebrate their cultures and traditions as well as to practice their faith and religion in undisturbed peace and solitude.

This attack on a Jewish synagogue in Wellington over the last few days is just unacceptable, hurtful and especially cruel given the world is currently marking the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz being liberated.

As a Government we have begun taking steps to address the scourge of racism, intolerance and hate in Aotearoa and I would like to encourage all decent New Zealanders to continue to #GiveNothing2Racism.