John Banks axed over Māori ‘stone age culture’ comments on NZ’s Magic Talk

In an alarming segment of talkback radio, former Auckland mayor John Banks endorsed the views of a caller who described Māori as a “stone age people with a stone age culture”.
Banks, was filling in for Peter Williams on Magic Talk’s morning show. 
A caller, identified as Richard, said that Māori were “victims of their own genetic background. They’re genetically predisposed to crime, alcohol, and underperformance educationally,” and that he was not interested in learning about, or having his children learn about “their stone age culture.” 
When Banks next spoke, he said “your children need to get used to their stone age culture, because if their stone age culture doesn’t change, these people will come through your bathroom window.”
The comments have been widely condemned on social media.