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

 


Collins visit to Oravida planned weeks in advance

Collins visit to Oravida planned weeks in advance


Judith Collins’ visit to the Shanghai office of her husband's company was the subject of a formal invitation weeks in advance, not the casual drop in she’s claimed, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

“Judith Collins and John Key have been claiming for a week that she just ‘popped into' Oravida on the way to the airport. This is far from the truth.
“The reality is she was formally invited two weeks earlier. This was a well-planned photo opportunity for a company that Judith Collins had a close connection to, not the casual glass of milk she has claimed.

“The invitation from managing director Stone Shi makes clear Judith Collins was being invited in her capacity as a minister. It gives a specific day for the visit as part of her ‘official trip’.

“Strangely Judith Collins’ report on her trip fails to mention her visit to Oravida. This is despite her report on her June visit to China noting companies she had met with.

“I think Judith Collins knew she had a conflict of interest and wanted to cover up the visit. She has arrogantly dismissed concerns about her trip.
“John Key owes it to New Zealand taxpayers to take some action against Judith Collins to send a message that he expects high standards from his ministers. Failure to do so will show how out of touch National has become,” Grant Robertson says.

http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1403/Oravida_Letter_9Oct13.pdf

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Urban Planning Report: Momentum Grows To Replace The RMA

A major new report from the Productivity Commission lays the foundation for action on the growing political consensus that the Resource Management Act and associated laws are failing both cities and the natural environment and need a complete rewrite.

Published this morning, the final “Better Urban Planning” report is the culmination of eight years of investigations ordered by the government into the causes of unaffordable housing and urban planning. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Labour/Greens Deal (And The NZDF)

If Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as happened yesterday. More>>

ALSO:

Until After The Election: Extension Of Report-Back Date For Havelock North Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. More>>

ALSO:

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>

ALSO:

"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news