But hang on Tamati, didn’t you advocate for a sugar tax?

Tamati Coffey, Labour candidate for Rotorua, has written a lot on a sugar tax and uses the hashtag #‎forahealthiernz‬ as he goes on his anti-sugar crusade. He even endorses the “Water Challenge” where you drink only water for the month of April.


However, like all control-freak socialists, he is also a massive hypocrite.

This does not stop him from selling 100% sugar candy floss at Waiariki’s O-Week and owning an inner-city bar, which the dangers of alcohol aside, services sugar-filled cocktails and other brews.


I don’t think he realises how hard this makes it for people to take him seriously?

Does anyone take him seriously? I know Todd McClay doesn’t.

At least Coffey leaves a massive trail of his hypocrisy and embarrassing moments all over Twitter and Facebook.


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  • Woody

    I have never taken him seriously, I have always thought that he was a bad joke.

    • shykiwibloke

      Trouble is – he takes himself seriously, and thinks we all should too. Bit of a disconnect there.

  • Boss Hogg

    Tamati was #30 on the Labour list for the 2014 election. Sue Moroney was #10. That puts it in perspective for me.

    • Woody

      Remind me where Andy was on that same list. ?

      • Boss Hogg

        You know it was #11. How does that feel Andy? Below Sue.

  • Chris Bell

    What is a guy doing selling pink candy-floss? Something not right there – wait till his rugby mates find out about this.

  • Wheninrome

    Tamati also thought he was a “star” of screen. A lot of “TV Stars” think that gives them some sort of rights and elevation above the rest of us mere mortals.

    • Boss Hogg

      I have no time for Tamatis’ politics but he is very professional and good at his job when put in front of a camera. I have seen how he works on set. On this basis I suggest that he should work on his TV career and get out of politics, although with the competition on the Labour list he may be in line for a major promotion.

      • Miss Phit

        I dont thnk you can be in the media and not be in politics.

        Myybe he could be a political correspondent for MSM and espouse us all with his lefty ideas and give weight to the great groaning beast of a bloated corrupt media machine we have in NZ.

      • Urbanviper

        I disagree. While great on camera I’ve never met someone so self-obsessed and nasty to people around him. I wouldn’t want to be a staff member at his new bar.

  • oldmanNZ

    he also runs a bar which sells drinks mixed with coke?
    I guess he assume people should drink more beer instead?

  • OneTrack

    Don’t worry, he had a $1 sugar tax on the price of the candy floss.

  • XCIA

    Coffey should run under the Twitter hash tag #Its all about me.

  • Keanne Lawrence

    Lest we forget this was to be the new look Labour where they went in search of personalities the public could recognise. Best they could find was a fallen “star” then played safe by putting him on the list at No30? Who were they trying to kid? Themselves?