The Herald reports:
An nz on air board member has resigned after making a social media post calling new Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters' attack on media independence “malicious” and him being “the worst of this gang of thugs”. …
NZ On Air board member Andrew Shaw, a screen sector consultant who has previously worked as a television host, posted today on social media: “Winston Peters attack's independence of media [sic]. He's not truthful. He's not accurate. He's malicious and he is here on behalf of international tobacco. His return is the worst of this gang of thugs.”
This shows how bad things have got, that a public sector board member thinks he can refer to the new Government as a gang of thugs just because his preferred parties lost a democratic election.