The tipline ran hot yesterday with some interesting news that is causing a fair bit of angst in Labour circles.
The word has been quietly put about that Labour’s new (Maori) comms person has been appointed.
Putting Māori Members of Parliament (MPs) at the forefront of important New Zealand politics is Jodi Ihaka’s plan, as she was recently appointed the Labour Party’s new Senior Communications Advisor (Māori).
“I’m really excited to use my communication skills in such an important Māori advisory capacity. I have loved my time at Whakaata Māori (Māori Television) and have nothing but respect for the Māori journalists on Te Kāea and Native Affairs,” says Ihaka.
The position sees Ihaka take on a key advisory role to Labour leader, Andrew Little as well as Māori MPs including Kelvin Davis, Peeni Henare, Louisa Wall, Meka Whaitiri, Nanaia Mahuta and Adrian Rurawhe.
However not without some squealing and some anger. Read more »