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Ak Pride Festival director leak confirmed

Sat 6 Dec 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Tai Paitai The Auckland Pride Festival has confirmed leaked information which has gone public identifying the new festival director. Ta'i Paitai has been confirmed by Pride co-chair Megan Cunningham-Adams as the replacement for Julian Cook, who resigned from the role. A quick internet search for Paitai shows him identifying himself as a "house sitter, event producer, choreographer, ex-dancer, cook and clean[sic]" (on the Skillpages website) and acting in one 1998 episode of the UK/NZ TV series The Enid Blyton Secret Series (IMDB website). He was also the choreographer for a Taki Rua Maori theatre production of Home Fires starring Rawiri Paratene. Cunningham-Adams says she doesn't know how the information leaked out. She says further information will be formally announced by Pride this Monday as the board had planned.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 6th December 2014 - 2:58pm

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