Labour hiding details of MP’s past

It’s not just the Greens not being completely open and honest about the past of new MPs. L:abour has deliberately left details out of Tamati Coffey’s profile.

For many New Zealanders, Tamati Coffey is a familiar and friendly face: an award-winning presenter whose work in the broadcasting industry has spanned a decade. Since leaving full-time television in 2013, he has actively pursued a career in politics.

Tamati’s career has taken him all around New Zealand, and had him engaging with communities right across the country. It’s partly through this work that he has seen the inequality in our society — the wealthy have become more wealthy, while those with much less are holding down 40-hour jobs on minimum wages and having to resort to food banks to feed their families.

His involvement in politics has been spurred on by a concern that our people are currently not being provided with the basics: decent housing, decent wages and jobs, and support for those who need it. Tamati believes Government has the ability to change lives for the better, and wants to make sure those decisions are made by people with their hearts in the right place.

“Since leaving full-time television in 2013, he has actively pursued a career in politics” is hiding the fact that Coffey is currently on television.

See Viewer tells Tamati Coffey stop speaking Māori but TV boss ignoring the ‘rednecks’ – are Labour deliberately fudging the fact that Coffey speaks Maori?

What else are they trying to hide?

38 Comments

  1. High Flying Duck

     /  November 30, 2017

    Not sure what this post and the NZ First one are about Pete.

    Is it something to do with a Green MP not hiding her past, but actively misrepresenting it in parliamentary profiles, and going well above and beyond in her defence of perpetrators of Genocide by posing for smiling photo’s with them?

    And then carrying on the good work in NZ to try and keep Rwandan war crime perpetrators in NZ?

    If so, I’m not sure where the equivalence is.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 30, 2017

      As it would be rather difficult to hide the fact that someone’s a television show host, there seems little point to this story.Or is Pete being funny and we are too dense to see it because it’s so hot that our brains aren’r working at 100% capacity ?

      The one viewer talking about the speaking of Maori was a non-story. How much Maori does he speak on this programme ? An odd word ? Whole sentences ? Unless we know, the story is meaningless.

  2. Corky

     /  November 30, 2017

    Profile:

    Female.
    European.
    Middleclass.
    Age 30- 40 years old.
    State educated.
    Regular user of social media.

  3. PartisanZ

     /  November 30, 2017

    Deprived of adequate amounts of ‘personality politics’ and ‘populism’ during the recent election campaign – required to give many Kiwis their dopamine, adrenaline & rabies fixes at sufficient ‘mouth frothing, fang-bearing, flesh-ripping’ levels – they go ape-shit over the first dried-up, fake plastic bone tossed them by their so-called ‘mainstream’ media – [who they generally love to hate] – form a vicious, malignant, murderous hunting pack and rampage indiscriminately through the political parties …

    What will happen when they reach the gates of their own Blue Palace … ?

    Teeth of integrity gnaw on real bones …

  4. Ray

     /  November 30, 2017

    Starting to repeat yourself PartisanZ.
    Never a good sign.

  5. Blazer

     /  November 30, 2017

    and the winner of the all time obsfucation of their past ,and now an M.P award….DRUM ROLL*…is National M.P…Dr YANG!!!….

  6. robertguyton

     /  November 30, 2017

    Dr YANG, the Spy Guy???
    But, but, National !!!

    • Are you stating categorically he is a spy? Got solid provable evidence to that effect or are you just LIBELING someone Robert?…. Interesting you allow this Pete…

      • Blazer

         /  December 1, 2017

        we know he’s a former spy trainer and Communist Party member,and he has a chinese sounding..surname.

        • So you have no proof Robert….

          • Blazer

             /  December 1, 2017

            there is a plethora of circumstantial evidence…Barry…not forgetting his very dodgy citizenship application.

            • I assumed you were Robert given you jumping to his defense [mind I shouldn’t assume Robert is a he – you are what you feel nowadays]

            • Gezza

               /  December 1, 2017

              @dave
              Seems unlikely – there’s this, from Robert’s blog:

              The be-bearded guy is me and my beard is dressed with bird-nests for the purpose of illustrating a story. I’ve a couple of concerns about releasing this image to the public, as I look a goose 🙂 but for the sake of Story, I’ll do it. The second photograph is of a gorse bush that was growing through a farm fence till the farmer set fire to it.
              http://robertguyton.blogspot.co.nz/

            • PDB

               /  December 1, 2017

              Not a woman but does confirm some other beliefs.

            • PartisanZ

               /  December 1, 2017

              Someone outside the bounds of ‘cultural insanity’?

            • Gezza

               /  December 1, 2017

              Someone with birds nests in his hair & beard.

            • PDB

               /  December 1, 2017

              “Someone’? You might be right Gezza – being a Greens supporter with a beard doesn’t necessarily confirm gender.

            • Gezza

               /  December 1, 2017

              True, PDB. But the number of females or transgenders I’ve met who have birds nests in their beards is so incredibly close to zero you might just as well say none.

            • PartisanZ

               /  December 1, 2017

              Someone who makes a ‘selfie’ into an artistic social comment …

              A rare bird …

    • What, a man with a nice Maoist pedigree. Thought some might be all over it !!!!

      • Blazer

         /  December 1, 2017

        Yang is a big story,but he’s a National man…media bias hunts for the…left.

        • hahahahaha – they were all over him – multiple articles and then it stoppped… wonder why? Maybe because they had jack shit evidence Blazer.

          • Blazer

             /  December 1, 2017

            hint…have a look at who owns…the media.

            • hint…. look at who holds the editorial seats at our major dailies…. if it was owners driving the memes then we would see a lot less pro socialist bs in our papers.. Look at the Dom Post old thing… case proven

  7. robertguyton

     /  November 30, 2017

    At least Bill didn’t let the guy near any sensitive material; kept him well aware from anything we might have liked to keep to ourselves. Aye!

  8. What about use rampant in here as usual.

    This line should be “argued” in Pete’s argue v debate thread

    • That’s “what about” or “what aboutism” as some call it. It’s SO dull, lacks any intellectual pretence and smacks of no answer or defendable position.

      • Blazer

         /  December 1, 2017

        have you got your ‘idiot’ or your ‘intellectual’ hat on this…morning?

      • Gezza

         /  December 1, 2017

        Often probably interchangeable with false equivalence or diversion.

        • Blazer

           /  December 1, 2017

          I see you have your viking hat on this morning…looking for a..battle!