John Tamihere got paid $55,000 to advise the NZ Government on issues around the Waipareira Trust and the National Urban Maori Authority.
Now nothing wrong with that generally. Tamihere would know a fair bit about both.
Except that during the period of the contract he was in fact Chief Executive of both bodies.
Can one imagine a greater conflict of interest? Why does Te Puni Kokiri seem to operate with a different level of accountability to other agencies?Tags: New Zealand