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Air New Zealand will end a ban on staff having visible tattoos, in a move it says will allow staff to express cultural and individual diversity. Some New Zealanders with Maori heritage wear tattoos to mark their genealogy and heritage. The airline said from 1 September, all employees will be able to display "non-offensive" tattoos at work. It said there was growing acceptance of tattoos, particularly as a means of personal expression. The airline's tattoo restrictions attracted criticism and some accused it of hypocrisy for using other aspects of Maori culture - such as language and symbols - in its marketing efforts. Local media also reported the policy shift comes after high-profile cas... Full story

10 June