Shaw contradicts Hipkins

Newshub reports:

A leaked video of last week’s Green Party crisis call shows claimed the controversial funding was given “verbal sign-off” by Minister of Education .

The comments contradict Hipkins who’s repeatedly stated he did not back the proposal. …

In the video clip, Shaw tells members that Hipkins “wasn’t intimately involved in the decision” but gave it tacit approval in a conversation.

“He did, sort of, give at least a verbal sign-off to the project,” Shaw said.

“He did say that – assuming everything else being equal – as long as the funding partner is the [Taranaki District] Council, which it is, that he was okay with it.”

Labour could have said no. Theyt didn’t.

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