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.