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Don't Stop There Urges Peters: Minister Must Go

Media Release

16 June 2003

Don't Stop There Urges Peters:
Minister Must Go

New Zealand First has urged the Government to not stop with the suspension of Te Mangai Paho CEO Trevor Moeke but to deal with its own separatist agenda and the gravy train that accompanies it.

“Trevor Moeke has been made the scapegoat for recent embarrassing political events and we welcome an enquiry,” Leader Winston Peters said.

“The enquiry needs to include a re-examination of the asinine policies that this Government is pursuing in the name of political correctness. There are other culpabilities here that must not be swept under the table. These include officials at Te Puni Kokiri and an incompetent Minister of Maori Affairs.

“It is no use Helen Clark claiming, as she did on morning TV, that the Minister is grappling with ‘some sort of new problem’. Te Mango Paho has been around for years. What we are seeing is yet another instance of the buck-passing that has become the modus operandi of this Government. The Minister must go!” Mr Peters said.


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