Friday, October 21, 2005


Apparently Winston Peters is to be the minister in charge of Overseas Development Assistance.

This is the same man who suggested that the most humane thing to do for Somali refugees was to send them back to Somalia.

He is the head of the same political party who couldn't even be bothered to respond to the Council of International Development's questionaire on development priorities (link to PDF).

We'll just have to hope that he completely ignores ODA and lets NZAID get on with thier excellent work. Otherwise, I get a funny feeling we'll be seeing a change in development focus, probably towards Tauraunga. That's if the bridge is anything to go by (link to PDF).

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