One thing certain about Winston Raymond Peters is that he never lets facts stand in the way of aÂ goodÂ story.
Letâ€™s take the recent case of theÂ allegedlyÂ dodgy Maori trust Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau Trust.
Winston Peters raced out with a story in May, which by sheer coincidence happened to coincide with aÂ so-called investigative report on Maori TVâ€™s Native Affairs. All of this came about because a couple of fellas recently fired from the trust have decided to â€śget backâ€ť at the trust.
What better way to â€śget backâ€ť at the trust than to claim dodgy dealings and paint themselves as honest, caring whistle-blowers, and say that the only reason they were sacked was because when they tried to tell the CEO Malcolm Robson about misspending, Robson wasnâ€™t interested.
As with all employment relations disputes where ex-employees think theyâ€™re in for a cash win-fall, the company has to play a straight bat. Robson,Â told Native AffairsÂ in a statement that the employees were dismissed as a result of a pre-existing employment investigation involving â€śsuspected breaches of employment conditionsâ€¦â€ť and that â€śthere will be no comment on specific allegations or the individuals involved while the investigation is active.â€ť
Sounds fair enough when you know someoneâ€™s keen on trying toÂ extortÂ seek a pay-out. Â Read more »