August 26, 2020
NZ First backs Reti inquisition
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says setting up Health Director General Ashley Bloomfield for a grilling by the health select committee was the right thing to do.
Greens co-leader James Shaw says it’s grandstanding by New Zealand First and National.
But Mr Peters says New Zealand First gave its casting vote after a long debate in caucus.
"The reality is we’re down here, we've got a lot of work to do and accountability and a responsiveness to the public of this country from the officials is required and so when Dr Reti asked for that we had a long discussion and said this is reasonable, this is fair, this is what our job is meant to be about, so yes we’ll agree with it," he says.
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