Waiariki MP Congratulates Cleo Bachelor of the Year
MP for Waiariki
Monday 8th April
Waiariki MP Congratulates Cleo
Bachelor of the Year
MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa
Flavell, has congratulated the winner of the Cleo Bachelor of the Year, Te Arawa
teenager, Jordi Webber.
"Jordi is a bright, talented young
man who has achieved so much in his life already and he's
only 18!" said Flavell.
"From winning the regional Manu
Kōrero speeches in 2010, to being Head Prefect at Rotorua
Boys High School and on to being selected in the boy band
Titanium – he has now gone on to become Aotearoa's most
sought after bachelor – that's super talent.”
parents Chris and Jacque have plenty to be proud of and they
have obviously had a huge impact and influence on their
boy’s life with Jacque's involvement in Zumba fitness and
Chris being a seasoned performer himself."
"I look forward
to seeing what else this young man has in store for us in
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