Acting PM congratulates Team NZ
Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton has congratulated Team
New Zealand on its 5-0 clean sweep defending the America's
"Sir Peter Blake, Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth
and today Dean Barker have defined in a new standard of
brilliance and sportspersonship.
"This is a very proud day
for New Zealand.
"Every New Zealander will share in this
stunning accomplishment. Team New Zealand made the Hauraki
Gulf a world stage, and now they have triumphed on it," Jim
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"Clumsy Response To A Serious Issue": Treasury Head Was "Unreasonable" On Budget Breach
Outgoing Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf was "clumsy", unreasonable and fell "well short" of expectations in his handling of the Budget data breach, a government report has found.
The State Services Commission report was ordered in the fallout of Mr Makhlouf claiming Treasury's website had been "deliberately and systematically hacked" and referring the matter to police...
The Commission's report - released today - said Mr Makhlouf did not act reasonably in his use of the word "hacked" or his subsequent explanations to media. More>>