Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another crony

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman has appointed former Radio Network executive Ross McRobie to the board of New Zealand On Air. As Tumeke points out, McRobie is a crony of Steven Joyce's, a colleague of his when Joyce ran The Radio Network. Another example of how this government's appointments are based on cronyism and the old-boy network rather than merit.

an OIA has been sent, and we'll see whether this appointment conformed with the guidelines - and whether he's being paid extra because he's one of National's mates.

Correction: Joyce ran RadioWorks, and The Radio Network was his competition. Teach me to rely on Tumeke's facts. Still, the OIA request may offer some interesting insights into the appointment.