Bernard Orsman at the NZ Herald reports:
Auckland Council finance chief Andrew McKenzie has denied allegations by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters that he received an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States from the international consultancy firm Deloitte.
“I have never had any travel paid for me by Deloitte,” Mr McKenzie said last night.
In Parliament yesterday and last week, Mr Peters made allegations about Mr McKenzie and the council’s relationship with Deloitte.
He accused council chief executive Doug McKay of allowing Mr McKenzie to receive an expenses-paid trip to the US from Deloitte …
Rather than continue a lifetime of defaming people using parliamentary privilege, Peters should repeat his claims outside the House and allow a court to determine their veracity.Tags: Andrew McKenzie, Auckland Council, Deloitte, NZ Herald