Controversial online influencer Andrew Tate banned from Instagram and Facebook

The 35-year-old former kickboxer has an audience in the millions on social media and is notorious for his opinions on women.

Meta, which owns Instagram and Facebook, said the company removed Tate's official accounts from the social media platforms for violating the company's policies "on dangerous organisations and individuals".

Commentary has been sought by the ABC from Meta.

Why has Andrew Tate been removed?

Kickboxer in induced coma

Ra Redden, the brother of former Kiwi kickboxing champion Rex Redden, was admitted to Wellington Hospital on Saturday night after his Muay Thai kickboxing fight with Gene Elbourne at the Porirua Kennel Club ended in a "tragic accident".

Family spokesman Mike Angove said two paramedics provided Redden care for about 30 minutes before he was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

"He couldn't feel his arms and legs below his shoulders," Angove said.
He has since been transported to a Christchurch Hospital for specialised care.