The tipline is humming, the word on the street is that John Tamihere has been banned from attending the Labour party conference despite expressing a willingness to return to fold to represent “Waitakere Man” for Labour once again.
My understanding is that he was wanting to participate in discussions of the Maori Policy Council, he is of course a senior figure in the Maori Urban Authority.
Maori unemployment is 25% and Labour doesn’t want to listen.
If correct that Labour has banned Tamihere from attending then it shows what a shadow of its former self the party has become, isolationist and self absorbed. No wonder “Waitakere Man” has abandoned them.