GC Star Supports Beyer
Thursday 31 July 2014
reality TV series The GC, Alby Waititi, has thrown his
support behind Mana’s Te Tai Tonga candidate Georgina
In a short video clip, Waititi announces that he
supports “the iconic and the wonderful” Beyer in her bid
for New Zealand’s largest Māori electorate.
a great leader for our Māori people”, said Waititi. “I
respect Georgina, [so] make sure you go down and vote for
her on the 20th of September”.
2014’s election takes
place on Saturday 20 September.
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
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