Comrade Jacinda makes no secret that she doesn’t like Brian Tamaki — and the feeling is mutual. If he was the leader of a standard predominately Maori gang, he’d be no problem — but campaigning for people’s rights and freedoms is a no-no for her and her supporters, so he gets the heavy arm of the State and vitriol from the Mainstream Media.
Brian Tamaki does have mixed perceptions in the wider community and he was discussed at a VFF meeting in Waikanae last year. One speaker said that whatever people may think of him and his Destiny Church, he has done a lot for his followers who are mostly Maori. He makes valid points in this 23-minute video.