Decision by Director of Security
Rt Hon Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand
September 2007 Media Statement
Decision by Director of
"The Director of Security has advised me of
his decision regarding Mr Zaoui's security risk status,"
Helen Clark said.
"This is an independent statutory
decision, as it always is in such matters, and the Director
has my full
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Goodbye, David Clark. In the end, the outgoing Health Minister decided that in the midst of a pandemic the best thing he could do for New Zealand would be to no longer be there – given that being there had involved hiving off on his mountain bike during a lockdown, and throwing the country’s most beloved Health bureaucrat under a bus. As Clark indicated so memorably at last week’s press conference, when it comes to managing public health risks at the border the buck stops with…that guy over there! In the aftermath of that debacle, Clark reached the same conclusion the nation had reached some time ago, that leadership just wasn’t his thing. Once again, he got on his bike.... More>>