Tamati Coffey

Shane Jones on Tamati Coffey

This is not generally the line one would run if one was enthusiastic about helping get a fellow candidate elected… from ZB this morning.

Q:  Do you rate Tamati Coffey, Shane?

A:  I’ve never met Tamati Coffey. I don’t know his family. He obviously has experience in the media, et cetera, I’ll leave you to be the judge as to the quality of that experience, but he’s been chosen as our face down in Rotorua, but I’ve never met the guy.

That would be “no”, then.

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Another poof to stink up the rainbow faction of the party.  Shane is disillusioned, rudderless, and looking for… something.  Come on Shane.  Do it already.  It’s not as if you’re being subtle.

Labour’s LGBT quota being filled fast, Tamati Coffey selected in Rotorua

Tamati Coffey has been selected to stand for Labour in Rotorua.

I don’t think Todd McClay will be losing any sleep…unless Tamati Coffey heads down to the local pig hunters club and enters all the competitions and get heaps of photos proving he is a rough and tumble kiwi bloke interested in hunting pigs, the bush and swannies.

Tamati Coffey has officially been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Rotorua.

Speaking just after the voting at this morning’s selection meeting Coffey said he was elated to have secured the bid to challenge National’s Todd McClay for the role of Rotorua MP.

”It’s been a good open democratic process. I’ve had to fight for it, it’s not been something that’s been handed to me,” he said.

”I’ve had to fight for it but I can actually stand here now and say I was triumphant. I’m the Rotorua Labour candidate and I can say it with confidence.”

Coffey said it had been a tough process to secure the nomination ahead of rivals Dr Angela Sharples and Hugh Kininmonth,and acknowledged that the real work would begin now.

”I was saying to the members I feel a bit like a pit bull that’s been kept in a cage for too long. I need to get out because we’ve got a big job ahead.”  Read more »

Selection results for National and Labour

Wayne Walford

Wayne Walford, National candidate for Napier

Three people won selection over this weekend. Two from National and one from Labour.

In Whangarei National selected Shane Reti ahead of incumbent scum List MP Paul Foster-Bell, showing that a strong local presence usually sees off a carpet-bagger pretending to have local roots.

The Herald profile for Shane Reti states:

He worked in general practice in Whangarei for 17 years, and was a member of the Northland District Health Board for seven years, before being awarded a Harkness Fellowship to Harvard, in 2007. …

In April this year Dr Reti was called on by the NZ Embassy in Boston to visit the city’s hospitals with NZ Honorary Consul Simon Leeming, to see if any of the dead or injured from the Boston Marathon terror blast were New Zealanders or Australians.

Dr Reti said he was to the right of centre in his political leanings, believing in strong fiscal responsibility. “But I also believe in a social safety net, so that makes me egalitarian. I also believe in reward for hard work, which makes me centre right,” he said.

In Napier National selected Wayne Walford to replace Chris Tremain’s sudden departure.

Walford is a former CEO of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a business mentor and trainer, and has an MBA from Waikato. He has a womble profile on Linkedin as well as a hippy pony-tail!

Amazing people and brilliant organisations have lead me to a point where working with people, empowering potential and adding value to organisations through people spin my wheels, and fast.  Read more »

TVNZ as Labour’s candidate kindy, promoting another candidate

TVNZ really is becoming the candidate kindy for the Labour party.

There was Brian Edwards, Chris Laidlaw who once used to comment on rugby games, one failed to become an MP despite trying and other failed as an MP and went on to embed himself at Red Radio.

Then we had Kris Fa’afoi, who went from TVNZ gallery team to the leader’s office and then became an MP.

Shane Taurima wanted to be an MP, failed in one selection, was preparing for another selection battle and ran branch meetings and fundraising committees from TVNZ offices.

And yesterday Tamati Coffey pushing himself forward as potential candidate in Rotorua.

Now we have TVNZ using another Labour candidate on television.

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Kieran McAnulty, bookie, and Labour candidate for Wairarapa

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Another TVNZ personality comes out of the closet for Labour

Yet another TVNZ personality has declared his undying love for the Labour party.

It certainly looks like TVNZ is the broadcast wing of the Labour party, or at least the candidate kindy.

The Rotorua Daily Post writes:

Former television star Tamati Coffey wants to be Rotorua’s next MP and has been nominated for selection as a candidate for the Labour Party.

In an exclusive interview, Mr Coffey told the Rotorua Daily Post his true passion was politics and he was ready to embark on a career in Parliament after a decade appearing on New Zealand’s television screens.  Read more »

Marriage Equality Matters

The Campaign for Marriage Equality has released this video in support of Marriage Equality.

‘Marriage Equality Matters’ features celebrities, media personalities, respected community leaders, sports people and everyday New Zealanders who all support marriage equality, and the campaign to extending equal marriage to all. Featuring:

Tamati Coffey (TV Presenter) and his partner Tim Smith
Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Boh Runga (Musicians)
Rachel Hunter (NZ’s Got Talent Judge/Supermodel)
Brooke Howard Smith (TV Presenter) his partner Amber Peebles (Radio DJ)
Nigel Latta (Psychologist)
Danyon Loader (Olympian)
Jason Kerrison (Musician)
Jason Fa’afoi (TV Presenter) and his partner Anna and their son Charlie
Pearl McGlashan (Actress)
Ali Campbell (Musician)
Alison Mau (TV Presenter)
Orene Ai’I (Rugby Player)
Dame Cath Tizard (Former Governor General)
Mike King (Talkback host/Comedian)
Oliver Driver (Actor/Presenter)
Richie Hardcore (DJ)
Turumakina Duley (Tattoo Artist)
Amy Usherwood (Actress)
Nick Dwyer (Radio DJ)