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Nick Smith Resignation: The Second ACC Letter

Nick Smith Resignation: The Second ACC Letter

During his resignation as a minister today Nick Smith cited one 2010 letter he was known to have written regarding National supporter and friend Bronwyn Pullar's ACC claim while he was ACC Minister, and said that a second letter had been discovered which made it necessary for him to resign.

The letter was a query on Ms Pullar's case originally made to the then Associate Minister Pansy Wong. (Pansy Wong resigned from Parliament in 2010 amid controversy over her use of travel allowances.)

In his speech to Parliament Smith described the matter as follows:

Pansy Wong, quite properly said that this was a friend of hers, she was on her campaign committee, and declared a conflict of interest, and referred that letter back to myself,'' Dr Smith told Parliament.

ACC prepared a formal response to that letter, I signed out that error back to that constituent without acknowledging that I too had a conflict of interest.

The second letter [PDF] - this copy via the NZ Herald: Nick Smith resigns over ACC fiasco


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