Winston’s statement

Winston put out this statement in an apparent attempt to pre-empt a story from Newshub.

A Mistake That Was Fixed

Some media contacts have called to alert me about a possible story about superannuation.

“From what I can glean it is about the following:

• In early 2010 I applied for superannuation, in the company of my partner, and in the presence of a senior official at the Ministry of Social Development.

“In July of this year, I was astonished to receive a letter from the Ministry to advise there was an error in my superannuation allowance and a request that I meet with them.

“I immediately contacted and met the area manager of MSD.

“It was unclear on both sides how the error had occurred leading to a small fortnightly overpayment.

“Suffice to say, we agreed there had been an error.

• Within 24 hours the error and overpayment had been corrected by me.

• I subsequently received a letter from the area manager thanking me for my prompt attention and confirming that the matter was concluded to the Ministry’s satisfaction.

“I am grateful to the Ministry for their courtesy and the professional and understanding way they handled this error.

“Like the Ministry I believed the matter had been put to rest.”

It obviously hasn’t been put to rest.

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  1. Chuck Bird

     /  27th August 2017

    I wonder who leaked this.

  2. Tipene

     /  27th August 2017

    It will most likely be the person Winston goes after next that leaked it – Gower isn’t the only one that is connected.

    • Comeonbro

       /  27th August 2017

      Was this the big Labour hit job to get rid of Winston? Bradbury is frothing at the mouth again about Paula Bennett. He’s clearly got a large case of the guilts for his own family situation and is now a believer in paying child support!

  3. Apparently, Bradbury has a HUGE story. He’s been working on it for 8 months and is releasing tomorrow.

    He personifies Dirty Politics and was up to his neck in 2014 and KDC’s Moments of Lies

    It has to be Nats and from what he’s hinted it’s possible it centres on the “reason ” Key left.

    Hard to imagine Key hit story, no matter how incendiary, would be a game changer


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