BOP MP welcomes first child to the world

The happy modern family. Photo: Tamati Coffey/Twitter.

Labour MP for the Waiariki electorate Tamati Coffey and partner Tim Smith are celebrating the birth of their son, who has been brought into their ‘modern family’.

On Twitter, Tamati posted a photo saying “He’s here. And he came into the world surrounded by his village.

“Mum doing awesome. Dads overwhelmed at the miracle of life.”

Tamati and Tim’s story is set to be shared on TVNZ 1’s Sunday programme at 7.30pm.

Tauranga Labour List MP Jan Tinetti says she is very happy for Tamati and Tim.

“They are such wonderful friends and will be amazing Dads.

“Children are a blessing and I know this little one will be surrounded by Aroha.

“I can’t wait to meet him for cuddles.”

In February, Tamati announced he and Tim were expecting a child at the Big Gay Out event in Auckland.

-Additional reporting from

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