Thursday, August 11, 2011

Daily cronyism

The government has appointed former Wellington Mayor and national Party crony Kerry Prendergast to head the Tourism Board. Prendergast already has one crony appointment from her mates in the Beehive, as head of the EPA. Now she's got another. It's shameless, but par for the course for National.

An OIA request seeking information on whether the appointment process conformed to the SSC's Board Appointment and Induction Guidelines has already been dispatched. It will be interesting to see whether they've jumped through all the hoops - and whether they've decided to pay her extra simply because she's one of them.