Tamaki Makaurau nominations this week?

Last updated 11:32 20/05/2014

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Labour leader David Cunliffe is tipping the party's ruling council will reopen nominations for the crucial Tamaki Makaurau electorate when it meets this week.

The party is considering reopening nominations for the seat, which it hopes to win after sitting MP and former Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples retires at September's election.

It last week blocked former TVNZ staffer Shane Taurima from standing after he was criticised in a review that found he improperly used TVNZ resources for Labour Party business.

That has left Labour with only one nomination, low-profile Auckland teacher Will Flavell, who some in the party believe is too young and untried to risk in a seat that could determine the makeup of the next government.

Maori Television boss Julian Wilcox, who was seen as the party's first choice after Taurima, yesterday ruled himself out of the race.

Cunliffe said reopening nominations was a party matter.

"I think there is a good chance that they will. If they do, I anticipate there will be a high level of interest."

He said the party owed it to itself to make the most informed decision.

A proper process had been followed by the party and president Moira Coatsworth, he said.

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