Tainui ructions and secret info
Even the Employment Relations Authority is climbing into the suppression argument – by bowing down to a request for secrecy.The ERA has determined that certain information presented as part of an employment dispute between Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhang
Mon, 22 Feb 2010
Even the Employment Relations Authority is climbing into the suppression argument – by bowing down to a request for secrecy.
The ERA has determined that certain information presented as part of an employment dispute between Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc (the Tainui iwi parliament) and its former chief executive Hemi Rau be kept secret.
The reason: to protect the interests of “various non-parties and to avoid inappropriate and unnecessary controversy.”
Given that one of the players involved in the Tainui organisation is New Zealand’s most infamous undie buyer Tuku Morgan – controversy should not be feared. Tainui is used to it.
Hemi Rau was dumped in December by the iwi, ostensibly because he leaked information to the media, namely the Waikato Times.
The Waikato Times then wrote a story about the appointments of two people to the office of the Maori king. Both men were apparently linked to an auditor-general’s report into undeclared payments at a Huntly Maori school.
So, it seems Mr Rau was unhappy about some activity, he spoke out about it and was busted – because a reporter broke a cardinal rule of the trade and revealed her source.
The ERA determination on the employment dispute could be out next Thursday.
Private Bin reckons there could be a big payout going the way of the former boss.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010
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