Richard Northey – Kleptomaniac? You be the judge

Richard Northey is a Kleptomaniac?The Richard Northey saga gets more interesting

As promised I now have had a chance to speak directly with some of the eye witnesses. Here are their statements;

Witness A: After the ribbon was cut people were filtering through the office have a nosy except Witness A saw Cr. Richard Northey having somewhat more of a nosey than he was entitled to. “He audacity to brazenly look through papers repeatedly”. Witness A couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Witness A then confronted Cr. Northey who replied “It’s a public office” indignantly, he then moved around Witness A and ferreted through another desk. While he was doing this he also shook peoples hands across the desk as though it was his own office. Cr. Northey was also seen to pick up papers unknown and fold them and place them in his jacket pocket and scuttled out when more people arrived into the office.

Witness B: Saw Richard Northey milling around with guests waiting for the PM to arrive. After the speeches were made and the ribbon Sam Lotu Iiga invited everyone up to church hall for some nibbles. Some stayed behind to chat before going up to the hall including Witness A who was there with her husband. They went in to the office immediately after David Tua and his partner and saw Richard Northey standing in Sam’s office behind the desk. They went out back for a little tour that came back through the office and they saw Richard Northey fumbling through papers, diaries and everything he could get his grubby little hands on. They stood not less than two feet away from Cr. Northey as he continued on rifling through papers as though this was normal behaviour from a guest. Witness B and her husband were incredulous that this was going on. They simply couldn’t believe that right before their eyes here was a sitting city councillor and a former MP rifling through the papers of an MP.


I have been unable to contact Sam Lotu Iiga for comment but I understand from other sources that he is very disappointed that an invited guest has so rudely taken advantage of his openess and hospitality. Peseta Sam Lotu Iiga is an honourable man and he will be absolutely gutted by this. I will continue to seek a statement from him.

It has also come to light during my investigations that all Councillors at the Auckland City Council have had to have locks fitted to their message boxes after persons unknown were misappropriating documents, papers and invitations to events that didn’t belong to them. One does now have to wonder whether Cr. Northey was that anonymous person.

There is more to come on this. This blog will be asking questions directly of Labour and City Vision. Cr. Richard Northey has shown a total lack of judgement and propriety and should resign. To brazenly cause imposition upon his host and to violate the workspace of parliamentary workers is so very low.