Nov 3, 2008

Dunne Story Raises Questions About Winston's Visit To The FAO

There is a story on the front page of the Dominion Post about Peter Dunne, a UN FAO fisheries management plan, and a $5,000 donation from a Mr Vela. This is disturbing enough. But it has set an alarm bell ringing. Remember Winston's famous trip to Vegas which followed an extended stay in Rome? What was the official business in Rome? A visit to the FAO. We have expressed surprise at this in the past as it is outside Winston's portfolio interests. But was it outside hiss wider interests?? We now need to know whether Winston raised fisheries issues while at the FAO. OIA anyone???? Maybe it will be best to wait until 9 November to submit this. Helen still seems to be standing by her man.