National Board documents

May 9th, 2012 at 8:30 am by David Farrar

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Every now and again infighting gets so bad in the Nats that some gems are delivered to me. In this case it is a set of their Board and Board committee minutes.

Except they were “leaked” to numerous people, not just Trevor.  As I understand it they were posted to numerous journalists, and a few MPs.

And as I understand it, there was no leak. Just a theft. One board member never received his board documents in the mail, and it was his copy that got posted to various people. So it looks like someone took them from his letterbox. This is very plausible as his name was on them, and you would never leak documents with your own name on them. So no, there isn’t someone leaking to Trevor. Just a politically motivated theft.

Trevor is very excited by the negative references to . This is amusing as just a year ago Trevor was insisting that Simon was actually working for Campaign Chair Steven Joyce, and was a loyal Party servant. Trevor’s theories never seem to worry about consistency.

One item in the leaked minutes which I found interesting was that the Young Nats signed up 715 members on Auckland tertiary campuses over Orientation weeks. That’s a huge achievement.

 

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17 Responses to “National Board documents”

  1. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    lol at Trev’s reference to ‘infighting’. I imagine that this passtime is front-of-mind for him, along with anyone who is tasked with mopping blood from the labour caucus floor on a weekly basis.

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  2. hmmokrightitis (1,507 comments) says:

    Question: How ethical is it for Trevor to (a) hang on to these and (b) wank on about the fact he has them? For me, I would quietly hand them back to the Chair of the board with a note saying they might want to sort their processes out.

    Hes not supposed to have them, they arent for him, put aside the ethics of some moron on or close to the board feeling they can do what they want – Trevor, do you know what doing the right thing actually means? Or are you so morally bankrupt that doesnt even figure?

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  3. smttc (689 comments) says:

    hmmokrightitis, you got it right the second time. Mallard’s moral compass has been fucked for years.

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  4. hmmokrightitis (1,507 comments) says:

    Funny that. Many – including David Garrett – assume my moniker has to do with my political leanings. It doesnt. Its to do with making the right choices.

    Mallard, I know it means nothing to you, but you know me. I hold you in utter contempt. You are a disgrace.

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  5. James Stephenson (2,018 comments) says:

    I love the way Trev and the Stranded lap-bloggers are beating this up as evidence of some hidden fight between Collins and Joyce…it looks, to me, a lot more like independent evidence of what Whale’s been saying publicly about the incompetence of the party’s board under Goodfellow’s “leadership”, for a very long time.

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  6. Nookin (3,033 comments) says:

    hmmokrightitis
    I am having difficulty seeing how this doesn’t come within the definition of ‘receiving’ which of course is criminal offence.

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  7. Paulus (2,496 comments) says:

    Trevor has no morals whatsoever in his life, not only as a so called politician.

    He will be gone for the next election as Robertson will advise him not to stand – with a goody bag later though.

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  8. Chris2 (754 comments) says:

    On a related issue, I felt John Key showed poor judgement on the TV3 news last night by denying knowledge of the concerns regarding Lusk, only to admit when pressed, that he had seen the Board Minutes which contained the concerns over Lusk. It suggests he either lied in answer to the first question, or can not remember things he has read – either way it leaves a poor impression.

    This is the exact same trap John Banks fell for over the anonymous donations by Kim Dotcom – outright denial, then begrudging admissions about his contact with Dotcom, spun out in the media over the next 10 days. It’s a terrible look and destroys trust that otherwise casual followers of politics might have of their political leaders

    Increasingly the media are “door-stopping” politicians in just about any public place, airports seem a particular favourite, and I’m reminded of how David Garret was harassed so the networks had something to lead their 6pm news with.

    If I were a political leader (of any party) I would be arranging for MP’s to receive training on how to deal with microphones that are thrust in your face and sensationalist questioning being shouted at them in public places.

    Is this the standard of journalism we have now come to accept from TV reporters in this country?

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  9. bhudson (4,734 comments) says:

    Nookin,

    Is receiving punishable by a term of imprisonment greater than 2 years?? :-)

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  10. Pete George (22,780 comments) says:

    In his quest for more openness in how political parties work it looks like once Mallard got up this morning he has started “disappearing” my posts on Red Alert. And “Zetetic” is a tad touchy on The Standard.

    Meanwhile as they spend all their time trying to dig dirt and talk up a “civil war” in National have they missed a rebellion of their own?

    Labour faces Samoan ire in Mangere

    Labour’s Mangere MP Su’a William Sio is facing a rebellion from a big group of his own Samoan people who plan to stand their own candidate against him.

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  11. Rick Rowling (801 comments) says:

    I guess Parliament must’ve tightened up their email security, so the left are haveing to steal communications the old fashioned way.

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  12. Cunningham (811 comments) says:

    Haha Mallard lets see how much infighting there is in Labour when Shearer finds a knife in his back and the vultures start circling around for a replacement. When is this prick finally going to get given the boot. There is no excuse for releasing this info no matter what party you belong to. He is a truly toxic individual.

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  13. gravedodger (1,510 comments) says:

    Legend in his own mind Robertson wont want to have Trev put down.
    As a staunch Redpower leader he will need the mandatory pitbulls around gang HQ as in Fenton and Mallard, the little Dachy, Cozzy along with the overweight black Lab.

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  14. Nick R (497 comments) says:

    Stolen documents seem to be a recurring problem for the National Party. Remember the Don Brash emails?

    The culprit of this horrible crime will no doubt be caught and prosecuted through the Courts.

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  15. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,790 comments) says:

    Do you mean to sat the Young Nats have more members than the Labour Party?

    hmmokrightitis @ 8:53

    Quite right.

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  16. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    Most emails from companies etc carry a warning about the receipt of emails that are not supposed to go to you.
    Did this one have one. If it did then there is surely a case “to put it in the hands of the police”

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  17. Pete George (22,780 comments) says:

    Despite all the urgent scandalising, this has been preannounced over a month ago, and the “leaked” (or stolen) documents are over a year old – March 2011.

    I’ve got some questions for David Shearer.

    Is it ethical for a Labour run website to store and make available documents that are obviously confidential and belonging to another party? And are reported as possibly stolen?

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