2 Aug 2018

National claims victory over Haumaha inquiry

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 2 August 2018

The acting Prime Minister, Winston Peters, says the government did not lose confidence in Pauline Kingi to conduct an inquiry into a top police appointment, but she quit of her own accord. The former senior public servant was chosen to investigate the appointment of Wally Haumaha as deputy police commissioner, but has quit after questions were raised about whether she had a personal conflict of interest. National had called for Dr Kingi to be sacked, because she had endorsed Mr Haumaha on the website, LinkedIn, 23 times. Chris Bishop is the National Party spokesman for police. He talks to Susie Ferguson.