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Coffey to be in the hot seat for Pride Debate

Tue 18 Feb 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Tamati Coffey [Picture: Andrea] Tamati Coffey has stepped in as the adjudicator of tonight’s Great Auckland Pride Debate after Pam Corkery had to pull out at the last minute. The retorts are already flying on Twitter ahead of tonight’s face-off between teams once again led by Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern. Kaye’s team is talking up Ardern’s side, who won the debate last year. “Team @nikkikaye expecting to get slaughtered by the professionals on team @jacindaardern in tonight’s debate. Just hope we don't get sued,” Team Nikki Kaye member Maurice Williamson has tweeted. “We can't see you in Parliament :) we are assuming you have been preparing all day!!” Kaye has added in a tweet to Ardern. Joining Williamson on Kaye’s team is man about town Ricardo Simich. Ardern has comedians Urzila Carlson and Jeremy Elwood on her side. The moot is ‘gays do it better’ and Steven Oates will MC, with Carole Beu, Paul Heard and Buckwheat the judges. Buy tickets here Extra seats have been added at the Auckland Museum Event Centre so there may be door sales. Keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page for updates.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 18th February 2014 - 3:09pm

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