Henare O’Keefe

Ikaroa-Rawhiti – Should Meka and Henare do a deal?

The skulduggery in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti selection means the nasty faction of the Labour Party is going to parachute in their candidate, Shane Taurima, over the line ahead of the very well regarded local candidates Henare O’Keefe and Meka Whaitiri.

Meka and Henare should sit down with the kaumatua of Ikaroa-Rawhiti and come to an agreement that one of them will stand so they do not get beaten by an nasty faction imposed outsider.  Read more »

Does anyone in Labour have the mana to stop the Skulduggery in Ikaroa-Rawhiti?

Two very good people, and very good potential MPs Henare O’Keefe and Meka Whaitiri are currently getting shafted by the nasty faction of the Labour Party who want to parachute in one of their own to Ikaroa-Rawhiti.

The orchestrated stitch up is being run by some very unpleasant individuals who have proven they are unelectable. Sources inside their camp are saying that they are terrified of Meka who is far more intelligent and competent than they are, and is likely to leap frog them to senior positions if she makes it into parliament.  Read more »

Skulduggery in Ikaroa-Rawhiti

Parekura Horomia’s replacement is being chosen for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by election. Word from the electorate is that there is a very nasty stitch up going on to ensure the nasty faction candidate wins and the locals get shafted.

The nasty faction favored candidate is Shane Taurima, and there are a surprising group of unpleasant, unelectable people behind him committing the kind of sins that hasn’t been seen in a selection since the skullduggery in the Rodney selection was outed by this blog.

In the thick of things are some very unpleasant people, including Sue Moroney and Carol Beaumont and the rest of Labour’s women’s caucus. They are being joined by union heavy Paul Tolich who is one of the best practitioners of low bastardry in New Zealand politics.  Read more »

Ikaroa Rawhiti By-election

Labour now has three potential candidates.

Henare O’Keefe  – Well respected Hastings District Councillor.

Meka Whaitiri – There was talk of her standing in 2011.

Meka Whaitiri is one of the potential candidates being talked up to put her name forward – and her credentials extend far beyond her links to Pania of the Reef.

She is chief executive for Ngati Kahungunu Iwi – that’s the tribe on the East Coast.  Read more »

No excuse

via Lindsay Mitchell

The latest issue of Rise, MSD’s magazine, contains the story of Henare and Pam O’Keefe, a Flaxmere couple who have fostered hundreds of abused and neglected children over many years. It’s well worth reading and uplifts rather than depresses.

But what are the leftist poverty-pushing politicians and academia going to make of this?

Poverty, says Henare, is no excuse for abusing your family. He thinks back to his own childhood, in a dirt-floor home with no electricity and wonders how his parents managed to feed them all.“But I can recall nothing, but good.”