October 17, 2016
Whanau concerned for Love’s health.
A whanaunga and supporter of former Wellington Tenths and Port Nicholson Settlement Trust chair Sir Ngatata Love is concerned at the future of Taranaki Whanui if he dies in prison.
Dr Love is two weeks into a two and a half year sentence for using his position in the Tenths to pocket a secret payment from a developer.
Grant Knuckey told Radio Waatea host Willie Jackson he doesn’t think prison is the right place for the 79-year-old, and he should serve his sentence in home detention.
That’s why he went to the annual meeting of the Port Nicholson trust to challenge attempts by current chair Neville Baker to hold Dr Love and his enablers accountable.
"Neville seems to think that there's enough medical support for Ngatata in prison, there's alot of people saying there isn't. If it comes under the tests and it's found to be short well it's just too late for someone as important as Ngatata, to us anyway.
Grant Knuckey says publicity around the case is devaluing the Port Nicholson settlement assets, because people don’t want to do business with organisations they can’t trust.
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