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10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments
Categories: accountability, Dirty Politics, making shit up, spin - Tags: #dirtypolitics, corruption, dirty politics, Rodney Hide, stupid
Rodney Hide – Niue deal squeaky clean
In my view, his was a disgraceful display of nastiness and political incompetence not expected of a rookie opposition MP and gobsmackingly awful for a would-be Prime Minister.
I refer, of course, to what Little would have you believe was Niue-gate.
I should say at the outset that I have known Earl Hagaman and his wife Lani for 20 years, that I greatly admire them for their business success, what they provide New Zealand, their philanthropy and their integrity.
Little alleges Hagaman’s $101,000 donation to National at the last election and his company Scenic Hotel Group winning the contract to manage the Matavai Resort on Niue “stinks to high heaven”, made worse by the Government spending $7.5 million to upgrade the resort.
Hide reckons the board are all lovely people, and I’m sure they are. The problem is Hagaman’s donations to National and their potential impact on the award of the contract and the $7.5 million grant. Who knew about the donations, when did they know, and were they involved in these decisions? See Bryan Gould – Niue contract damaging to Govt reputation.
Hide either understands this, in which case his piece is a work of remarkably cynical corruption, or he doesn’t, in which case he is too stupid to tie his shoelaces.
Rodney Hide, who once accepted a free trip to Fiji to promote a pyramid scam, says the Niue deal is "squeaky clean" https://t.co/IHAev0QozK
— Idiot/Savant (@norightturnnz) April 23, 2016
— Bryce Edwards (@bryce_edwards) April 23, 2016