After Brian Tamaki’s arrest, the Minister of Police was advised via txt from the commissioner of police.(1)
So, we are informed by Main Stream Media
This is a
very important claim.
This is the
same media which by my standards, is largely beholden to protect the
As Hon Dr
Bassett comments on the Public Interest Journalism Fund (2) established by
“Stuff received $300,000 to establish a “cultural competency course”. To encourage Maori TV, NZME, Pacific Media, News hub and support partners to take on journalism cadets who are Maori or Pacific, a cool $2.4 million was handed out. NZME that produces the New Zealand Herald got $440,000. One estimate I’ve seen is that 40% of the total beneficence will go to Maori projects.”
Zealand protocols which govern the conduct of the Executive, Cabinet Ministers
must NOT intervene in Operational decisions.
applies to every Minister and every government department; be it running a
hospital or fighting a battle in El Alamein.
and more precisely, the Executive, set policy for departmental Heads to apply
Heads are solely responsible for the application of policy.
This is how
many ministers in the past have avoided the guillotine when a Ministry has stuffed
up applying policy.
one scrolls through the Main Stream Media account of “How close to the action
was the Minister” when Brain Tamaki was K 9 (arrested), the following sentence
received an email on October 12 from a member of the police strategic
communications team, stating that Tamaki was appearing in court that day.”(3)
is update which any competent minister would be expected to know via the
collection of acolytes loitering in the Beehive – looking for something to do
to justify their jobs.
Does a series
of txts from police HQ to the Minister, suggest that the relationship might be
a little more than, Operations Command separated from Policy Promulgator?
conclude: A FINE LINE.
Herald justification and make your own call.
Ross Meurant, graduate in politics both at university and as a Member of Parliament; formerly police inspector in charge of Auckland spies; currently Honorary Consul for an African state, Trustee and CEO of Russian owned commercial assets in New Zealand and has international business interests.