Has Peter Goodfellow sat down with David Tua?

I doubt it, he is more intent on running around threatening people with travel bans and non-association orders and telling people who they can and can’t have as friends.

Meanwhile people who have professed a desire for political office outside of the party are ignored.

The Maori Party is seeking talks with retired boxer David Tua to discuss the possibility of his standing for the party at the next election.

But it had better get a hurry on. While Tua told the Herald he was more than happy to have talks with the Maori Party, he was also happy to sit down with Mana and the Conservatives.

“I’ll sit down with anyone. Anyone and everyone … I’m not going to close the door on anyone.”  

He won’t have to close the door on National, it is unlikely that Peter Goodfellow would even open it even though they have shared interests.

Tua lives in Mangere, a seat held by Labour MP Sua William Sio with a 15,159-vote majority.

Tua said he had spent time accompanying a community liaison worker and familiarising himself with the South Auckland community.

“To hear about things that happen in a community is one thing, but to actually be within, with people who make decisions, what happens around the community, it has been an eye-opener for me.”

Despite all the years of  Labour MPs that have achieved nothing for their communities they will still trot along to the voting place and place their votes for what ever patsy Labour puts up.

David Tua could easily break that cycle of constant Labour representation.

Peter Goodfellow should be kicking in Tua’s door to get him on board. Perhaps he will go see him after Christmas.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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