26 Jul 2018

Louise Upston advised on access to Matt Lauer's land

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 26 July 2018

The former National Minister who had responsibility for the Walking Access Commission told its members it would not be the best use of its time to try to get greater public access to the Hunter Valley Station. But Louise Upston says it was just advice not a directive. She told RNZ political reporter Gia Garrick the sale of the lease to former American TV host Matt Lauer had already been signed off by the Overseas Investment Office when she met Commission members early last year.