Tame Feeling the Love on Valentine’s Day
MP for Waiariki
Thursday 14th February
Tame Feeling the Love on
Te Ururoa Flavell is delighted
that Tame Iti has been successful in his parole hearing
“Tame tweeted recently that he hoped to receive
some love from the parole board – it is awesome that his
wish has come true,” says Flavell.
“There is no doubt
that Tame has made a significant impact on the inmates that
he has worked with in his time in Te Ao Mārama Unit at
Waikeria Prison, so I am sure he will be missed by them.
However, I know that his whānau will be rapt that he will
soon be home in the heart of Tūhoe.”
“The next step
is to await the outcome of the Supreme Court as they
consider Tame’s appeal. I certainly hope that there is
closure for him
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