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Kia ora,

Well first can I open with ‘‘what an elec­tion’’!

I don’t know about you, but I was up to all hours on Satur­day night await­ing the re­sults.

No other elec­tion in my re­cent mem­ory has seen so many party lead­ers go and on Satur­day night it took another of them, our own Te Ururoa Flavell, co-leader of the Maori party and MP­for Wa­iariki.

The Wa­iariki seat was the one to watch the whole night and in the end Ta­mati Cof­fey got the num­bers for Labour and the Maori party was booted out of par­lia­ment.

No mat­ter what your po­lit­i­cal per­sua­sion, it’s never nice to see a man who is so pas­sion­ate about his coun­try and his peo­ple lose a role that has meant so much to him.

It was with great sad­ness that I lis­tened to his con­ces­sion speech­but I would also like to con­grat­u­late Ta­mati Cof­fey on his new role.

He has al­ways been a strong ad­vo­cate for Ro­torua and I have no doubt he’ll con­tinue to do so now that he’s an MP.

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