Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Smear campaign launched against Green Co-Leader

Smear campaign launched against Green Co-Leader

In a last ditch vote-grabbing attempt the Act Party has launched a smear camping against Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.

An Act MP made allegations in a weekend paper accusing Ms Fitzsimons of unethical behaviour in her role as an MP.

"These allegations are demonstrably untrue," Ms Fitzsimons says

The allegations relate to Ms Fitzsimons' investment in wind power company Windflow Technologies.

"I have spoken openly many times about my involvement in this company, and have been reported many times in the print media and in radio interviews.

"My shareholding, which dates back to 1999, is also public information in the company directors' report.

"No legislation has ever come before the Local Government and Environment Select Committee, which I chair, that has provided any direct financial benefit to myself or Windflow Technologies and to suggest otherwise is just a blatant campaign to damage my reputation.

"It is no secret that I have been a supporter of wind power since the 1970s. Investing my savings in a New Zealand-owned company, using New Zealand technology was an opportunity to put my money where my mouth had been for a long time. It is not the same as putting your mouth where your money is.

"It is clear that Act is on its last legs and is prepared to resort to gutter politics to get publicity."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news