Kris Faafoi, the Labour candidate for Mana must have been a child prodigy. On Q+A yesterday he said:
Yeah, I was born and raised in Christchurch. My parents are Tokelauan. The biggest percentage of Tokelauans in New Zealand are right in Porirua East. I’ve been kicking around there since I was a youngster. I remember when the McDonald’s came in; I was there when the Mitsubishi factory was going strong.
McDonalds opened up their first NZ store in Porirua in 1976.
Now I understand Kris is 34 years old, which means he was born in 1976. So Kris must have been an exceptional toddler to remember McDonalds coming in, when he was less than a year old.
UPDATE: Whale Oil has photographic evidence of Kris being in attendance at other historical events, such as the Lee Harvey Oswald assassination, the Arafat-Rabin peace accords and storming the beaches of Normandy.Tags: Kris Faafoi, Mana, Q&A