One thing certain about Winston Raymond Peters is that he never lets facts stand in the way of aÂ goodÂ story.
Letâs 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 TVâs Native Affairs. All of this came about because a couple of fellas recently fired from the trust have decided to âget backâ at the trust.
What better way to âget backâ 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 wasnât interested.
As with all employment relations disputes where ex-employees think theyâre 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 âsuspected breaches of employment conditionsâŠâ and that âthere will be no comment on specific allegations or the individuals involved while the investigation is active.â
Sounds fair enough when you know someoneâs keen on trying toÂ extortÂ seek a pay-out. Â Read more »