Veitch affair: TVNZ lets itself off the hook

John Drinnan reports in this morning’s media column that TVNZ is keeping its report into its handling of the Veitch affair secret. A spokesperson says it is an “internal report” and will be considered by the TVNZ board of directors and TVNZ shareholding minister Trevor Mallard. And no-one else.

So there you are. How much did TVNZ execs know about the events that saw Veitch’s former partner hospitalised and seven charges laid against Veitch?

We’re expected to accept TVNZ’s assurances that, “it had already been found that staff at a TVNZ meeting with Veitch acted properly.” Russell McVeigh  completed the report for TVNZ.

But that may not be it. Drinnan tells us that, “The Herald has also made applications under the [Official Information Act], which were rejected by TVNZ.” Don’t stop there Granny. There’s clearly a story here.

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3 Responses to “Veitch affair: TVNZ lets itself off the hook”

  1. Inventory2 Says:

    It is certainly a matter for concern if TVNZ is hiding behind the OIA.

    I2, I don’t think that they’re hiding behind the OIA, I think they’re hiding from the OIA.

  2. Julie Says:

    Thanks for the update. I wonder if we will ever really know to be honest. Mind you there are enough people mad about this that the whole thing may leak like a sieve.

  3. Inventory2 Says:

    Fair point JP! Bottom line is, they’re hiding, which suggests that there is something they know that they don’t want us to know. And I HATE it when that happens!!

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