Media watch – Friday

24 August 2018


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  1. Ray

     /  24th August 2018

    Third or is it fourth strike and you are out.
    Claire Curran finally demoted.
    But not sacked

    • Gezza

       /  24th August 2018

      Clare Curran has been removed from Cabinet by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

      Curran offered her resignation today after she failed to record a meeting with entrepreneur Derek Handley in February. She did not mention the meeting in response to a parliamentary written question.

      It was the second time she had made such an error, following a similar omission in relation to a meeting with former Radio NZ boss Carol Hirschfeld earlier this year. “That’s not good enough, and that’s why she’s been removed by Cabinet,” Ardern said at a press conference outside her electorate office in Morningside this afternoon.

      Curran has been stripped of her open government and government digital services portfolios, but will hold on to her broadcasting and ACC roles. She will no longer be in Cabinet. Asked why Curran did not lose her other portfolios, Ardern said it was a serious demotion and was proportionate to her mistakes.
      More …
      AlWarning: Contains video

      • PDB

         /  24th August 2018

        Robert Guyton: “One of the National Party caucus says Bridges.
        CAUCUS !!
        Right in the heart of the National Party! Rotten to the core”

        Indeed…funny how things turn around to bite one’s own ass.

    • Corky

       /  24th August 2018

      Great timing.

      • Ray

         /  24th August 2018

        “Great timing”
        Found out in Monday, wait till Friday afternoon and even better all hell breaking out on both sides of the Tasman, perfect time to demote but Minot sack a poorly performing Minister.


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