Manufactured Herald story about Winston busted by Police

Winston Peters claims have been dismissed by the Police, essentially saying he has lied, and because he based his outrageous claims off of a Herald on Sunday article that they lied too.

NZ Police have received a number of requests for a copy of the Operation Carlton (“tea pot tapes”) investigation file.  An appropriately redacted copy of the file was provided to Mr Ambrose’s legal team in June 2012 as part of the disclosure process.

However, a number of allegations were made by Mr Winston Peters on 7 August 2013 in relation to statements made in the Police file.   After receiving further requests this week and considering relevant factors under the Official Information Act, NZ Police are releasing relevant extracts from the file.  These extracts are reproduced in full below.

Police confirm again that there are no references in the Police file to accessing Mr Peter’s phone records, nor is there any consideration of an application to access his records. 

The same press release also make a lie of the claims by the Herald on Sunday that:

Now, police have been forced, under the Official Information Act, to supply their investigation file – which stretched to several hundred pages long.

It’s clear from the police press release that the file only went to Ambrose’s team, no one else. So how did it get to David Fisher and the Herald on Sunday referring to sighting the file. There can only be one way…And who told Winston Peters? Was there really an OIA request or did someone make that up?

Winston Peters, and his media flunkies have been caught pants down with this information. Reporting the news or manufacturing it?

No wonder no one trusts the media. Who holds them to account when they manipulate salient facts and obscure pertinent details?


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  • Phar Lap

    Peters seems to think he walks on water,and is above the law.Seems the police have given him a reality check,”Winston you are not that important,get a life,and for once in your life stop jumping at shadows”.

    • Pissedoffyouth

      He is above the law, where is the stolen money?


      • Ducky

        and he is full of Bullshit!

  • blokeintakapuna

    One wonders what the “4th estate” was able to get up to prior to the Internet and social media… And the brilliant sunlight of WOBH.

  • steve and monique

    Winston” I want to be a real boy” Peters strikes again.

  • Apolonia

    You can always tell when Winston’s lying, his lips are moving.

    • So are the namy. many wrinkles on the face that time has not been kind to. All those late nights, fags and whiskies have taken their toll.

      • Pissedoffyouth

        Yet his teeth are so white, maybe they grow back like a shark

        • Honcho

          Dentures … the man must be in his 80’s by now, I’m surprised he hasn’t keeled over yet.

      • Ducky

        makes you feel sorry for that guy… oops. dropped my Tui again…

  • So it looks like Ambrose shopped the story to the NZ Herald who then tried to cover its source by lying that the info came in via an OIA request? Good god… why lie? They could just have left that claim out.

    That’ll help with their credibility.

    Makes you wonder what else we read every day that is stated as fact but they just made up.

  • As for “who told Winston Peters”… Peters claims to have seen the Vance/Dunne emails too. Who showed Peters those?


  • Cory

    Make the Octogenarian walk a plank…

  • Dumrse

    Mans a theiving cunt, just like LBIAFC

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    “Winston busted by Police”. You almost had me throwing a $159k party ….

  • Ducky

    ” What part of “NO” don’t you understand?”-quoted Winnie the poop. ” I am not giving back the $159k I stole from the taxpayers.”-WP

  • Graeme

    How many times has Peters told us that he has the evidence but never fronts up with any. He is the one whoi should be before the Priveleges Committee mIf bulls****t was tarseal, all the roads in New Zealand would be sealed thanks to his antics