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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