NZ radio presenter makes tearful apology

Staff Writer

Yesterday, NZ radio/TV host Rachel Smalley was busted calling New Zealand women "heifers" and "a bunch of lardos" after discussing a contraceptive pill that was apparently less effective in women who weighed more than 70kg when the average weight of NZ women is 72kg.

Hear the audio here.

Today she has made a tearful on-air apology. Here's the audio from ninemsn :-
or hear it here

TRN GM of Talk, Dallas Gurney, has released this statement regarding the incident.

To our listeners;

I’d like to apologise for some comments Rachel Smalley made on-air this morning.

We don’t condone them. They shouldn’t have gone to air, it was a mistake and Rachel has apologised.

She isn’t the first person in the world to speak before thinking. She is extremely apologetic and totally embarrassed.

On behalf of the station, I would like to say sorry to our listeners. You rightly expect more from us.

Thank you, as always, for listening.

Dallas Gurney
General Manager Talk
The Radio Network

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