Baygate rises again -Minsterial Meddling proven

The appalling situation at Hawkes Bay District Health Board where Minister Cunliffe sacked the board and cited numerous erroneous reasons for doing so has again risen from the grave to bite the “Boy Wonder” on the prverbial.

Craig Foss has diligently pursued this and has been reward with the release of information under the OIA to show that not only was the sacking of the board pre-determined and his consultation a farce but that he had already secretly appointed Sir John Anderson as his puppet before the decision was made.

[quote]A memo from Health Ministry funding manager Julie Patterson to Mr Cunliffe revealed that he had advised officials to consider proposed appointments of Sir John Anderson and Brian Roche at a February 13 meeting.

The memo also stated that the commissioners would take office from February 14 – one week before he asked the board to explain its financial situation, and two weeks before he sacked the board.[/quote]

The shenangins at the HBDHB to protect Annette “Full Moon” King and her husband along with Hausmann are bordering on farcical and the more we learn the more more we can see why an Independent Crime and Corruption Commission needs to urgently be established to investigate matters such as these.

David “I’m running the show” Cunliffe must stop obficating and come clean on why he took these actions and who ordered him to as the stench of collusion and corruption is slowly leaking its way to the surface.

One wonders whether labour will get out of the teens in Hawke’s Bay and scrape through to the twenties. I suspect not the longer this goes on.

  • Inventory2

    Cunliffe looked decidedly uneasy when Craig Foss was questioning him in the House this afternoon. The Judicial Review in the Napier High Court in August should be interesting to say the least!

  • gomango

    It would be interesting now to trawl thru Hansard to see if Cunliffe has made any potentially misleading statements to Parliament in light of whats shown in these documents. And very funny to read the Stuff story about the mis-release of these under the OIA.

  • TomG

    Do we really expect any different from this bunch of inept labour politicians, are we really surprised???

    They are the “cancerous and corrosive” element of NZ society that are poisoning the country to the core.

    The sooner they go the better!

  • Big Bruv


    Keep digging on this story, you have done well and I applaud your work at “outing” these socialist scum bags.

    One thing though, you do yourself no favours by smearing Sir John Anderson, I can assure you that man is nobodies puppet or fool.