The definitive timeline of Labour’s sex scandal

Labour MP Liz Craig at the Summer Camp drinking session

A reader has researched Labour’s sex scandal and produced what can only be described as the definitive timeline of the sex scandal:

Date   Event Day #
9/02/18   Day 1 of Young Labour Summer Camp D-Day -1
9/02/18 Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Adern speaks to Summer Camp
Labour MP, Peeni Henara Minister of Youth Affairs attends Summer Camp and speaks
10/02/18 Day 2 of Young Labour Summer Camp D-Day
10/02/18 Labour MP Tamati Coffey attends Summer Camp and speaks on Maori development
10/02/18 Dr Sarb Johal attends Summer Camp and speaks to on mental health
10/02/18 Labour’s Coromandel Spokesman, Nathaniel Blomfield attends Summer Camp
Large-scale drinking session occurs with a “mountain” of alcohol including rum, vodka, cider and an array of RTDs.  Many people drinking at this session including a 15-year-old child.

Drinking session occurs attended by Labour MP Liz Craig
10/02/18 Camp Supervisor, Young Labour’s Senior Executive Secretary, Tess Macintyre goes to bed at 2100
10/02/18 Twilight ends at Waihi 2155
10/02/18 2 male and 2 female 16-year-old children sexually assaulted by having a person’s hands stuck down their pants at Young Labour Summer Camp.
11/02/18 Day 3 of Young Labour Summer Camp D-Day +1
NZME runs story on Chris Bishop about a mother upset at him for messaging her daughter and other minors.
All four victims interviewed by organisers of event, Young Labour, and asked what support could they provide.
11/02/18 First leak of assault into public sphere.
11/02/18 Alleged 20-year-old offender sent home from camp.
11/02/18 Labour’s spokeswoman for Rotorua issues, MP Angie Warren-Clark gives speech on feminism at Summer Camp
11/02/18 Manager of the Tauranga Women’s Refuge speaks to Summer Camp
11/02/18 Decision made based on the Labour Party’s and Young Labour’s internal process for dealing with these sort of incidents not to advise victims’ parents.
12/02/18 Day 4 of Young Labour Summer Camp D-Day +2
13/02/18 D-Day +3
14/02/18 Labour General Secretary Andrew Kirton advised of Incident. Advised Young Labour to get back in contact with victims and if they wanted any support. This was done via email after which two victims advised that they would like further contact and two victims did not respond to the email. D-Day +4
14/02/18 Labour Party President Nigel Howarth and Labour Senior Vice President Beth Houston also made aware of incident.
15/02/18 D-Day +5
16/02/18 D-Day +6
17/02/18 D-Day +7
18/02/18 D-Day +8
19/02/18 D-Day +9
20/02/18 D-Day +10
21/02/18 D-Day +11
22/02/18 D-Day +12
23/02/18 D-Day +13
24/02/18 D-Day +14
25/02/18 D-Day +15
26/02/18 D-Day +16
27/02/18 D-Day +17
28/02/18 D-Day +18
1/03/18 D-Day +19
2/03/18 D-Day +20
3/03/18 D-Day +21
4/03/18 Cabinet Minister Megan Woods contacted via Facebook by victim who was unhappy that there had been no response from Young Labour following their response to the 14/02/2018 email. Cabinet Minister advises Andrew Kirkton. D-Day +22
4/03/18 Cabinet Minister Megan Woods saw message on Facebook reporting incident and contacted poster to obtain more details and then contacted Andrew Kirkton.
5/03/18 Andrew Kirkton contacts Wellington support and counselling services Help for the first time. D-Day +23
6/03/18 D-Day +24
7/03/18 D-Day +25
8/03/18 D-Day +26
9/03/18 D-Day +27
10/03/18 Labour offer professional services to victims. D-Day +28
10/03/18 Counselling and support services offered to alleged offender.
11/03/18 D-Day +29
12/03/18 First article of incident appears in media. D-Day +30
12/03/18 Labour Prime Minister advised of incident by media.
13/03/18 Andrew Kirton reveals Labour are also investigating a similar incident from a previous Labour event. D-Day +31
Labour PM Jacinda Adern advises “Labour Party General Secretary Andrew Kirton “absolutely has my backing” and should not resign over the incident”.
 14/03/18 Media publish reports that one of the victims has laid a complaint with Police. D-Day +32
 • Prime Minister advised of incident by media.
Former Labour Party President, Mike Williams Advises the AM Show that he dealt with a similar case while in charge, however could not provide details as it had gone to court and all details were suppressed.


This was always going to come out… just days after the event people were tweeting.

As more events happen we will add to this in subsequent posts. Wait until the resignations start.



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