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Many of you will have viewed with some disquiet the lead item on TV1 6.00 news tonight showing hundreds of gang members on motorcycles taking over a public road forcing cars off to the side while they escorted the hearse containing a deceased gang member to his final resting place. This being the second such instance in the past month.

And the police stood back and allowed this to happen. Their hands-off approach is driven by Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha who has championed engaging with gangs (on their terms) and by a government who believe the burgeoning gang problems can be solved with hugs and kisses.

So the new norm is grin and bear it because the police won’t intervene. Old time Police Commissioners like Gideon Tait will be spinning in their grave.

New Zealand … the way you’ve got it.

Written by The Veteran

June 18, 2021 at 10:45 pm


Does anyone seriously want to argue the toss that, in the year of #Me Too, if Deputy Commissioner Haumaha had been Pakeha with connections to the National Party (as opposed to being Maori with connections to Winston First) he would have been gone by lunchtime?

Just askin.

Written by The Veteran

December 20, 2018 at 8:30 am

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It now appears the hit job on Bridges was orchestrated by someone in Parliamentary Services after it was revealed that Newshub received an advance copy of the expenses of ALL National MPs for the three month period 1 April – 30 June 2018.

It is just not tenable to suggest it was leaked by someone with links to National as there was nothing to be gained by doing that given that the information was due to be released publicly today.

But there was certainly a need to divert attention from the now festering Haumaha affair after it was revealed on Monday that the beleagured Deputy Police Commissioner with solid links to NZ First had made direct contact with one of his accusers on a matter that is now the subject of an internal police investigation.

You add into the mix the quite extraordinary outburst by NZ First cabinet minister Shane Jones saying that the whole affair was racially orchestrated … would have thought a Minister of the Crown would have enough sense to keep his gob shut while the QC appointed by his fellow NZ First Ministerial colleague did her job … and you can be forgiven for concluding the hit job of Bridges was nothing but a clumsy attempt by someone to divert attention from a scandal engulfing the government and especially NZ First.

David Farrar may have hit the nail on the head with his very good question …  What if Haumaha was the number two name on the list presented to Minister Nash (who made the recommendation to Jacinda Ardern) and why then was the panel’s number one choice overturned in favour of Haumaha?

Written by The Veteran

August 16, 2018 at 1:00 am


Jacinda Ardern (who made the appointment) should act immediately to stand Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha down as new allegations emerge concerning his possible witness tampering which is a criminal offense (s117 Crimes Act 1961).     It is reported that Haumaha made contact with a person(s) who had earlier accused him of workplace bullying … a complaint that was never investigated until it was made public just a few days ago.

All this against the backdrop of a formal inquiry into the process surrounding his appointment.

 It is not tenable that Haumaha should continue to exercise his responsibilities as Deputy Police Commissioner with these allegations swirling about.   He must be stood down.

Ardern’s failure to act raises huge questions as to whether she is being pressured by NZ First to go easy on Haumaha.    Haumaha has family ties with NZ First through their Deputy Leader Fletcher Taubateau and was, for a time, a NZ First candidate in the period leading up to the 2005 election before he withdrew his candidature for personal reasons while Peters himself, just last year, took time out to be the principal speaker at a function organised to recognise his (Haumaha’s) appointment as Assistant Police Commissioner.

Written by The Veteran

August 14, 2018 at 9:27 pm