Waititi's wife Chelsea Winstanley accepted the award on his behalf, as the director is in LA for work commitments.
The expletive-filled comments follow his tangent about a dragon on Tuesday.
Dozens of tourists are recovering after a nightmare bus trip in the South Island.
Obama's initiative instructed schools to allow students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
More than 100 officers took part in the operation.
"We are not having any excessive expectations, let's be frank."
Eight students facing deportation hope to return on valid visas.
Head of Political Science at Canterbury University has been selected to prepare a special report.
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