The Herald reports:
While the most eagerly awaited conversation of the election was taking place, a mystery person may have been secretly listening.
A recording device was found on the Newmarket cafe table where National leader John Key showed his endorsement of Act’s Epsom candidate, John Banks, by sitting down to a cup of tea.
When their conversation at Urban Cafe finished, a man claiming to be a freelance reporter for the Herald collected the device, which was in a small, dark bag beside the pair.
The Herald had no freelancers at the meeting. …
It is illegal to record a private conversation without consent.
So all we know at this stage about the person who did it is they are a criminal, and a liar.
It brings back memories of what happened in 2008, with covert taping also. In that case the person responsible had ties to both Labour and Greens.
History has a way of repeating itself.Tags: John Banks, John Key, secret recordings