A Filipino family holidaying in Wellington were left disgusted after falling victim to a racist tirade at an inner-city store.
Krizia Egipto, 18, and her family flew to the capital city from their home in Invercargill last week and had their impression of a “beautiful place” ruined when they were belittled by a fellow customer at a Night ‘n Day store on Manners St.
In a Facebook post, Egipto explained that as the family were buying coffee and Lotto tickets, a woman approached them and said they “weren’t welcome here”.
“While we were heading out of the shop this lady was giving us a look, a bad look, so I was just looking at her as well. But suddenly while we were just about to go out of the shop she said something to us,” Egipto wrote.
“The lady said, ‘Don’t come back here any more. You’re not welcome here. This is only for white people. This country is for white people only’.”