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Frank insights into Labour's controversial political maverick

Volume 11, Issue 1

April, 2005

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Stokes, J. (2005). Frank insights into Labour's controversial political maverick. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(1): 218-219. Review of Black and White : John Tamihere, by John Tamihere with Helen Bain. Auckland: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, 2004.
Author(s): Jon Stokes
Reviewed book by John Tamihere with Helen Bain
Publication date: 
April, 2005

A theme in the book is Tamihere's uncanny ability to survive utterances and actions that should have ended the career of almost any other politician. At the time this was true, However, in the now notorious Investigate magazine artcle in April, where he put his blockey boot into a number of powerful Labour Party colleagues, and snapped ties with a few more of his diminishing list of friends, he looks to have shattered an image of seeming invunerability.