Curran’s emails an ongoing issue

Clare Curran resigned as a minister last week, but issues remain and look like continuing to receive attention.

Andrew Geddis (@acgeddis):

Re Claire Curran’s gmails … I think people are barking up the wrong legal tree. The question isn’t direct application of the OIA, but rather whether she complied with the Public Records Act 2005. Obligations under that legislation don’t end with her resignation.

If she didn’t so comply, then the Chief Archivist can direct Curran to properly record emails that are “public records” … whereupon they will become “official information” that can be accessed.

Now that Curran will no longer be subject to ministerial scrutiny at Question Time in Parliament, attention may switch to Jacinda Ardern and her handling of the Curran failures.


  1. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2018

    YAWN,if you could understand what the tempory leader of the opposition said,i think he wants to look at the Gmail acct of a backbencher,so sioman,who is the traitor in the National party???

    • Ray

       /  September 10, 2018

      Well we have found someone who has been caught being devious (twice) happy to use Gmail rather than her official account, has had a bit of a public breakdown, and who the Speaker of the House has (how can I put this nicely) had a relationship and has been quick to protect.
      No need to look for anyone else, unless you have a better suspect?

      • Blazer

         /  September 10, 2018

        what do you think about Dr Jiang in the NZ Parliament…Ray?

        • Trevors_elbow

           /  September 10, 2018

          Squirrel much BOL….

        • robertguyton

           /  September 10, 2018

          I think it’s creepy; why hasn’t the issue of a Chinese spy-trainer in our Parliament been addressed???????? If the Labour Party had such a figure embedded into it’s caucus, ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE!!!

  2. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2018

    Is the Chinese spy teaching Siomone how to speak understandable english