Like almost everyone, I thought it was a good move that Ardern had called in the military to take over the quarantine system after the failures exposed this week.
But it turns out it was all spin, and we all fell for it.
Newshub has learned Air Commodore Darryn ‘Digby’ Webb, who was recently appointed to manage the border, isn’t so new after all.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Webb would take charge of protecting New Zealand’s borders on Tuesday.
However, he has actually been “responsible” for a while. A spokesman confirming, he “started four weeks ago“.
Therefore Webb was already in charge when the two women with COVID-19 were allowed to leave quarantine under a compassionate exemption.
We all fell for it hook line and sinker.