#NotMyMP as Tamati Coffey is shunned and Te Ururoa Flavell is unloved

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Feelings are running high in Rotorua as Tamati Coffey’s destruction of Te Ururoa Flavell is not just forgotten, it hasn’t even started on the forgiving phase.

New MP for Waiariki Tamati Coffey was uninvited from a gala awards event because organisers didn’t want to upset the ousted MP and Māori Party leader, Te Ururoa Flavell. …

Tamati Coffey was due to attend in his role as deputy chair of the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The trust is a major sponsor of the awards, giving $5000 each year.

But when Mr Coffey became Waiariki’s new MP just six days out from the September 29 event, he was uninvited by Peri Marks, the chair of Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa, who was worried about upsetting Te Ururoa Flavell, who was invited when he was the MP.

Mr Coffey signalled he may attend regardless, as the Trust had its own table at the sit-down gala, and Mr Marks then asked Mr Coffey’s boss, Trust chair Stewart Edwards, to ask Mr Coffey not to attend.

“People were pretty geared up about [Tamati Coffey ousting Te Ururoa Flavell in Waiariki],” Mr Edwards told Checkpoint.

People weren’t sure what the reaction might be [if he went to the awards].

Checkpoint understands a group of attendees had threatened to make a scene at the awards if Mr Coffey attended.

“The people who were running the show were unsure they could manage the evening without potential embarrassment to all concerned,” Mr Edwards said.

When it comes to the left, they always resort to violence.   Lots of rightie voters didn’t get what they wanted, even though 45% voted for National.  Not a single threat of violence, let alone an actual incident.

Why people vote for these clowns is beyond me.  But we’re stuck with them for some time yet.

Perhaps we should change Maori politics to basic cage fighting.  Hell, they’ve already done the fight club thing in prisons, why not dust off their true heritage and just kick the crap out of each other until one is left standing?

If nothing else, it would make for excellent viewing on free Parliament TV.



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