Minister Meka Whaitiri stood down pending probe into staffing issue

Paul McBeth
Thu, 30 Aug 2018

By Paul McBeth Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri has stood aside from her portfolios while Ministerial Services investigates a staffing issue in her office.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said she's accepted Whaitiri's offer to relinquish her portfolios while the probe takes place. The PM was told of the matter yesterday.  "Meka Whaitiri has told me she will be fully cooperating with the investigation, which will be thorough and conducted as quickly as possible," Ardern said in a statement. She said neither...

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