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Coffey and Smith CU will be in Auckland before NYE

Mon 19 Dec 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News

The Wharf TV One weather man Tamati Coffey and his partner Tim Smith will apparently tie the knot at an iconic Auckland location between Christmas and New Year. When Coffey made the pair's engagement announcement earlier this year, on Valentines Day, it was understood the union would take place towards the end of the year. Although information about the Civil Union ceremony has not been formally released, Coffey has tweeted: "Fyi team, I'm on an early Christmas. Got a gig at the end of this month that I need to put some effort into."  However, as the ceremony draws closer a few details have leaked. The Herald On Sunday has reported that it will be a themed "My Big Fat Gay Wedding." And it is believed the venue will be The Wharf on Auckland's North Shore, close to where the couple lives. The Wharf is a landmark building on Northcote Point below the northern approach to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It was previously the site of Suzanne Paul's ill-fated venture into tourism entertainment. Now largely refurbished, it has panoramic views west over the Waitemata Harbour. Coffey, a Dancing With The Stars winner, has been a supporter of the gay community, most notably donating his six-figure winnings from the TV show to Rainbow Youth. He recently featured on Intrepid Journeys, where he spoke of missing his partner while dealing with the scorching heat of Oman. You can discuss this New Zealand gay community news story in the forum.    

Credit: Daily News

First published: Monday, 19th December 2011 - 8:29am

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