That’s the headline in The Press.
It is very clear Peters misled Parliament. He should admit he did so, and apologise. To be fair to him, it wasn’t a deliberate lie, but a failing from his private office. But the Minister is 100% responsible for their office.
Here is what Peters was asked in August:
Parliament’s records on August 16 show that McCully had asked Peters if he could assure Parliament that “at no stage did any ministry official communicate any information to him or his office about the planned Air New Zealand charters”.
And it is clear as daylight that a ministry official did communicate information to his office.
One does wonder what proportion of reports do not get read by anyone in the Minister’s office? It is certainly not standard practice in most offices.