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Coffey wins Labour's Rotorua candidacy

Sun 30 Mar 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Tamati Coffey Gay TV celebrity Tamati Coffey has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Rotorua. The 34-year-old beat Rotorua Lakes High School deputy principal Dr Angela Sharples and health company director Hugh Kininmonth for the candidacy. He revealed just a few weeks ago that his true passion is politics and he’s ready to leave his TV career behind and embark on a career in Parliament. Coffey 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. Coffey’ partner Tim Smith, who is overseas at the moment, sent Coffey flowers for good luck. He has since tweeted: “I'm so proud of my @tamaticoffey . A humble guy from a humble background, with a massively beautiful heart, and a work ethic to match it.❤️

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 30th March 2014 - 9:59am

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