Greens apologise to Talleys

August 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

The have put out a statement:

The Green Party would like to congratulate Talley’s strong and consistent position against Foreign Charter Vessels operating in New Zealand’s waters, and it is great that the National Party has decided not to progress the exemption for Settlement quota, which was also opposed by Talley’s.

In regards to the story broadcast on TV One News on 30 July about FCVs, the Greens would like to make clear that we didn’t mean to suggest that the Talley’s Group or family was involved in lobbying for any exemptions. If anyone gained that impression, it was wrong and the Greens apologise.

Talley’s clear position has always been to oppose any exemptions to the proposed ban on FCVs operating in New Zealand’s waters, a position the Green Party whole-heartedly supports.

I didn’t see the news item, but the left attack all the time, so it looks like the Greens just smeared them on the issue of FCVs (and anyone who knows a miniscule amount about the industry would know have strongly supported ending FCVs), and even suggested they were lobbying for an exemption that they in fact actively opposed.

The Greens would hate apologising to Talleys, but I guess they were facing a large defamation suit if they didn’t.

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8 Responses to “Greens apologise to Talleys”

  1. metcalph (1,410 comments) says:

    When I saw the news item of the apology, I thought Talley’s must have had some pretty good lawyers.

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  2. jaba (2,096 comments) says:

    the greens said s ..s ..s .. s .. s .. SORRY, shit that must have hurt the poor dears. Mind you, dollars to donuts they had their fingers crossed.

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  3. Ross12 (1,279 comments) says:

    Metcalph

    You are right the Talleys would have good lawyers but in this case they could have hired a new law graduate and hammered the Greens. Right from “day one” Peter Talley has been for what the industry used to call ” New Zealandisation’ of fishing.
    If it had of gone to court they would have a line of witnesses several miles long waiting to testify on their behalf.

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  4. ldypen (30 comments) says:

    But…but isn’t Talleys EVIL? I mean it’s a business after all so how can ANYTHING they do be good!?

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  5. Archer (189 comments) says:

    Of course, the Greens could have just stated truth and facts in the first place then they wouldn’t have to apologise about making stuff up.

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  6. RossM (39 comments) says:

    Another good reason for the Greens to get into government. They could then libel business to their hearts’ content and not have to worry about paying legal bills themselves. Being a Minister mean never having to say you’re sorry.

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  7. Tauhei Notts (1,650 comments) says:

    Is Talleys not part of that exclusive brethren sect that Nicky Hagar and the Left so despise?
    Please tell me if I am wrong.
    Stuck with a choice of Open Country Cheese or Fonterra I would tend to choose Fonterra.
    Mind you, stuck with a choice of Open Country Cheese and Tatua, a company that does not have its head office in Auckland, there would be be no choice.

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  8. Ross12 (1,279 comments) says:

    Tauhei Notts
    I very much doubt the Talleys are part of the Exclusive Brethren.

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