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Coffey seeking Labour nod in Rotorua

Sat 1 Mar 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Tamati Coffey has been nominated as a possible candidate for the Labour Party in Rotorua. He’s revealed to the Rotorua Daily Post that his true passion is politics and he’s ready to leave his TV career behind and embark on a career in Parliament. The 34-year-old graduated with an honours degree in political science before he became a TV presenter. Since then he’s moved from What Now, to Breakfast, to New Zealand’s Got Talent and briefly Seven Sharp. He also won Dancing With the Stars and gave his winnings to Auckland’s Rainbow Youth. The Daily Post says he and partner Tim Smith have bought a property in Kawaha Point which they have been busy renovating since returning from a six month European holiday. "I've been passionate about politics all my life," he said. "I've had a picture of the Beehive on my wall for quite a few years and it's always been a dream of mine to get there.” Labour already has four rainbow MPs, ranks Whangarei's Kelly Ellis, Christchurch's Tony Milne, and perhaps Shane Taurima, are hoping to bolster. Read more here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 1st March 2014 - 9:45am

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