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Key seeking to cover his embarrassing mistake

7 February 2007

Key seeking to cover his embarrassing mistake

Education Minister, Steve Maharey, says John Key has mounted a ridiculous cover up campaign to try to hide a political stunt that went wrong.

Mr Maharey restates that no government member or official had any contact with Wesley School regarding the National party's plan to offer the school breakfast supplies.

He says John Key is persisting with the silly notion that Wesley School was pressured by the Labour government, and that is simply not true.

Mr Maharey says John Key arranged for Te Atatu cereal maker, Tasti Products, to supply breakfasts to students, without properly consulting the school.

He says that if Mr Key was more familiar with the workings of a school, he'd know that decision would be made by the Wesley School Board, which has been made clear by the Principal of the school.

Steve Maharey says this was a political stunt gone wrong, that proves John Key's inexperience and that he's out of touch with the situation.

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