NBR – Money, Mayhem and Murder


The NBR has an in-depth look at a Bronwyn Pullar that has studiously been hidden. It is an astounding look behind the scenes at her association with Michelle Boag, Melanie Read and how they work together to extract cash from their targets.

Bronwyn Pullar wrote herself into history when she toppled former ACC minister Nick Smith, three ACC directors and the corporation’s chief executive.

The ACC claimant with friends in high National Party places became a central player this year in a scorching political drama which led to a top level boardroom clean out the likes of which New Zealand has rarely seen.

A raft of official inquiries were launched around allegations of leaks, privacy breaches and who told who what about whom.

Two of those inquiries are due to report in August.

Aided by public relations spin doctor Michelle Boag, Ms Pullar – claiming she remains brain injured from a 2002 cycling crash – launched an all-out attack on ACC through the media.

In this special investigation, NBR takes a closer look at the woman referred to by associates as “BronCorp,” NBR Print and ONLINE editions follow the money trails to investigate the Bronwyn Pullar Affair and the parts played in her life and times by Money, Mayhem and Murder.

Go and read all the details…and wonder no more what was really behind their assault on ACC.

The letter from Sovereign Insurance is very telling. It outlines Michelle Boag’s threats to Sovereign Insurance to go to the media unless their demands are met…and then outlines how exactly she used her slots on Radio New Zealand and her friendship with Melanie Read to do precisely that. There is a word for that sort of behaviour.


Most damning is point 6;

There are many, many questions that Bronwyn Pullar, Michelle Boag and now Melanie Read need to answer…and you may as well add Phil Kitchin to that list.

It is clearly also from the letter that Board members and executives at Sovereign Insurance were pressured. This all sounds now all too familiar when you look at what has happened with these two and ACC. Except this time they tried to pressure a Minister on the way through.

If anything the NBR exposure shows a pathology of how Bronwyn Pullar and Michelle Boag operate against anyone who gets in their way.


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