“I’m aiming to win, yes,” says Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki, who is controversially contesting the Maori Women’s Welfare League presidency.
She had been a member of the league for 27 months when she was nominated, only to have her name removed from the ballot paper. Thirteen Destiny-related branches of the league (10 of them created, with biblical efficiency, in a single day) were suspended by the league. “I was a bit surprised, really. Shocked. Where’s the courtesy to talk to somebody and to explain to them why?” She wasn’t having it. “I did say the only way I could be stopped from standing is if somebody right up top stopped me. At the end of the day I had to go to the High Court to get my name on the paper, didn’t ...
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