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Wednesday, 15 December 2021 11:30

What's she hiding?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt wonders what information Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office apparently "overlooked" in briefing notes relating to Groundswell NZ.

Back in July, Ardern was sent an OIA request by media asking for all letters, emails, documents relating to Groundswell NZ. 

Ardern's office refused the request, saying media advice to the PM was being withheld.

However, following a complaint lodged with the Ombudsman, the PM's chief of staff has now advised that there were some briefing notes provided by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Policy Advisory Group.

It'd be interesting to know just what - and from whom - information about Groundswell both Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor and PM Ardern are hiding.

What's that about being open and transparent?

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