June 03, 2014
Family a priority for Tamaki contest
Labour’s Tamaki Makaurau candidate says issues around whanau are driving his political ambitions.
Peeni Henare from Ngati Hine was chosen on Sunday.
The 34-year-old is living in Moerewa, but he spent a decade in Auckland working as a policy analyst for the Ministry for Social Development.
He says he’s done a lot of thinking about what whanau need to be successful.
"We’re all familiar with the problems in Auckland. Theres a lack of housing theres poverty theres youth issues. But I believe it all starts with the whanau and if we can get some of those ingredients right, hopefully the other things will fall into place " he says.
Peeni Henare says delays in the selection because of the controversy over potential nominee Shane Taurima’s use of TVNZ resources means he will have to run a short sharp campaign to win the seat back for Labour.
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