Posted by: Observer on 07, Dec, 2011
...Tamihere, who has said the Waipareira Trust will take the money and set up a charter school. Ye gods! This is a man who was dismissed from cabinet for saying he was tired of hearing complaints from Jews about the Holocaust and for referring to women as "front-bums". He was investigated by the SFO about a missing $100,000 (though no charges were laid) and then there was the matter of the $195,000 golden handshake from Waipareira on which no tax was paid. At the time, the ACT Party was the loudest voice in demanding his sacking but now we are all mates together it seems. Kiwiblog too was baying for his blood back then but you can be sure all is forgiven now. As they say, there is honour amongst thieves.
In the world inhabited by John Banks and John Key, Tamihere probably passes for a paragon of virtue but surely the New Zealand public will not think he is a fitting person to be in charge of either young people or public money?