Not tidy, welcome back Jacinda, clean this mess up

Jacinda Ardern has had a good welcome back, having to spend time trying to clean up an untidy mess.

She certainly looked snippy and grumpy when questioned. Jared Savage reports: Quote:

New Zealand First deputy Fletcher Tabuteau and Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha are wh?nau, come from the same Rotorua marae.

New family links between New Zealand First and controversial deputy police commissioner appointment Wally Haumaha have emerged, as one of the party’s senior ministers looks to restart the inquiry into the process which led to his promotion.

Fletcher Tabuteau, the deputy leader of New Zealand First, comes from Waiteti Marae in Ngongotaha near Rotorua, of which Haumaha is the chairman.

They are both Ng?ti Ng?raranui and Tabuteau referred to Haumaha as a member of his wh?nau in his maiden speech to Parliament in 2014.??

Tabuteau’s uncle Tommy Gear – a close friend of Winston Peters – is a trustee of the Ng?ti Ng?raranui Hapu Trust along with Haumaha.

Gear and Haumaha are senior leaders on the Waiteti Marae, where a special function was held in June last year to celebrate Haumaha’s promotion to assistant police commissioner.

New Zealand First leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was one of the speakers at the function, along with Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Haumaha’s appointment became controversial after the?Herald?revealed comments he made in support of fellow officers involved in historic police rape allegations made by Louise Nicholas.

When the?Herald?broke the news?in June, Peters was the Acting Prime Minister.

He announced an inquiry would be held into the process of Haumaha’s promotion to deputy commissioner and appointed Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin – a longtime New Zealand First member like Tabuteau – to oversee the inquiry.

Haumaha was once chosen to be the Rotorua candidate for the party but withdrew because his wife stole $24,000 to replace money she gambled from his campaign fund.

Martin said she could not see any conflict of interest.

“I’m setting up an independent Government inquiry, and that means that I will receive recommendations of a person to led that inquiry from Crown Law,” Martin told?The Nation.

“I will appoint that person, they will run that inquiry completely independent from me, and it’s about a process, not a person.”

She appointed Pauline Kingi, a well respected public servant, to run the inquiry which was due to start today.

However, Kingi resigned before she started after the?Herald?revealed she had endorsed?Haumaha on LinkedIn, as well as advising the Auckland and?Counties Manukau police districts.

Martin now has to appoint a new chair of the inquiry.

I reckon the best thing that Winston Peters could do, along with Jacinda Ardern is rinse Tracey Martin. She’s not liked in the NZ First caucus, she has tits for hands, and is an accident waiting to happen.

This whole inquiry has a stench about it and it is rather shabby looking. More and more it is looking like a coverup. But god only knows whose butt they are protecting.