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Coffey confirmed as Labour's Waiariki candidate

Sat 15 Oct 2016 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Tamati Coffey and partner Tim Smith on their wedding day. Tamati Coffey, the gay TV presenter turned bar owner has been confirmed as Labour's candidate for the Waiariki Maori electorate which includes Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo. For four general elections, since 2005, the electorate has been held by Te Ururoa Flavell of the Maori party. Coffee, who was the only nominee, was confirmed as candidate during a Labour party hui last evening. he stood in the 2014 election for the general seat of Rotorua when he polled second but considerably behind National's Todd McClay.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 15th October 2016 - 10:32am

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