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Collins tells Maharey: "J-Lo not at MITO"

Collins tells Maharey: "J-Lo not at MITO"

Steve Maharey should catch up on his pop music says Clevedon MP Judith Collins, after an embarrassing blunder by the Minister of Broadcasting.

A signed Ministerial letter from Steve Maharey to National MP Judith Collins claims Jennifer Lopez as the contact person at the New Zealand Motor Industry Training Organisation.

A call from Ms Collins' office to the NZMITO confirmed there was no such person working there.

The rumour goes that the person writing the letter from Mr Maharey didn't know the contact's name and number, and instead of leaving the space blank inserted the name Jennifer Lopez, the multi-millionaire pop singer and actress from the US.

"Steve Maharey must have been living under a rock the past few years if he doesn't know who J-Lo is.

"Will he claim the Helen Clark defence - that he always signs letters he hasn't written? Or maybe the Hawkins defence - that he always signs letters he hasn't read.

"Ms Lopez must have fallen on tough times if she is now working in the New Zealand motor trade industry," said Ms Collins.

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