Peter Ellis

Poneke blogged earlier this week that has turned down the petition for a royal Commission into Christchurch Creche and .

This is a great shame.  You see for me it isn’t even so much about whether Ellis was guilty or not. I think most of New Zealand have decided he wasn’t, and he is out now. Just as important to me is having a proper inquiry into how the whole affair was handled, so we can learn from our mistakes. There were simply dozens of issues with the Ellis case that cause concern.

I had been hopeful that if National becomes Government, we might finally get a royal commission. But both and have or are retiring and won’t be in the next Parliament to advocate for it. So we may never get a satisfactory resolution.

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