Murray McCully, sheep and Saudi Arabia are back in media focus.
The Nation covered it in the weekend. It featured Labour MP David Parker.
Inside the Saudi sheep deal
It was the deal that cost New Zealand taxpayers $11.5 million and is now being looked at by the Auditor General.
So what really happened in the Saudi sheep deal?
In that it is claimed that McCully may have misled Cabinet twice.
Newshub also had an item on it on Friday:
Camera confiscated in Saudi sheep investigation
A freelance camera crew sent by Newshub to film the controversial farm at the centre of the Saudi sheep deal was arrested and had his memory cards confiscated.
Newshub sent the cameraman to the Al-Khalaf Agrihub to film for an investigation into the Government’s role in the Saudi sheep deal.
“They surprised me actually, they said, ‘What are you doing, it is not allowed to be here’, and they are starting to be intense with me,” the cameraman says.
“I tell them there is no need to be intense or to scream on my face.”
The next day the police visited him, detained him for three hours, and confiscated all his memory cards.
The Agrihub is meant to promote New Zealand tech in the region and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully has said it’s open and managed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and local parties.
The Auditor-General is investigating the deal and Mr McCully won’t comment until her report is out.
Headlines: Prime Minister confirms Cabinet told there was a legal “risk” from Saudi billionaire
And at 7 pm tonight Waatea 5th Estate is also covering it:
The Saudi Sheep Bribe – how is Murray McCully still a Minister?
Joining us tonight to discuss the latest allegations in the Saudi Sheep Bribe Scandal…
Labour Party Shadow Attorney General – David Parker
Political Commentator, author and blogger – Chris Trotter
Former Green Party MP and human rights activist – Keith Locke
And on the phone – Executive Director of Animal Rights group SAFE – Hans Kriek
That will be live streamed here at the Daily Blog and available later on demand.