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Last updated 05:00 03/04/2014

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Television New Zealand is refusing to comment on speculation an investigation into a former manager's Labour links has claimed another scalp.

TVNZ's head of Maori and Pacific programme unit, Shane Taurima, was forced to fall on his sword last month after it was revealed Labour Party activities were organised out of the unit.

Leaked documents revealed a Labour electorate meeting was held at TVNZ premises and staff organised other party activities using their work email addresses.

Taurima had previously stood for selection as a Labour candidate in Ikaroa-Rawhiti and hoped to stand in Tamaki Makaurau in the upcoming election.

TVNZ staffers Maria Kuiti and Aroha Mane have since left the unit. A source said last night that a third staffer had been forced to quit as a result of the ongoing investigation but the broadcaster refused to comment.

Labour has held the Tamaki Makaurau nomination open until the investigation is completed.

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- The Dominion Post

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