Alfred Ngaro must be sacked as a Minister and is anyone awake in Andrew Little’s office?

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The Opposition need to act on this immediately before Bill English does it off his own bat, because if he does it before they demand action, it makes English look principled and the Opposition look feckless.

As the true enormity of what Alfred Ngaro did in the weekend starts to sink in, we must demand he is sacked as a Minister.

Alfred Ngaro, as a Minister of the Government, threatened critics of their failing social policy with loss of the social contracts the Government have given them. Not only is that immoral, it’s illegal for the Government to do that.

Bill English told Radio NZ this morning that all of Ngaro’s decisions made while he was a Minister now have to be audited for bias!!!!

That is totally unacceptable.

Remember this wasn’t some off the cuff comment Ngaro made this was a prepared Speech to the National Party! He threatened Willie Jackson, the Salvation Army and even attacked John Campbell.

Do Ngaro’s threats extend to cutting back Radio NZs budget to stop John Campbell asking hard questions?

Ngaro has threatened to act illegally at a National Party conference, and he must be sacked.

The Opposition need to act on this immediately before Bill English does it off his own bat, because if he does it before they demand action, it makes English look principled and the Opposition look feckless.

Could someone drag the Labour Party strategy team away from self-congratulating themselves on how brilliant they are and get a press release out for Andrew calling on Ngaro’s resignation as a Minister  before National do it and out play them. Again.

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30 Comments

  1. bert says:

    A bit like Chester Burrows driving, Ngaro has gone to the Paula Bennett and Steven Joyce school of bullying. It’s a sad indictment of our country that over 40% of people think this is acceptable.

    • mary_a says:

      Spot on there Bert. Because if my memory serves me correctly, didn’t one John Key also threaten a charity (charities?) by pulling funding, if they didn’t toe the Natz line? Very much part of nasty Natz culture it seems!

      It’s imperative the Natz are voted out once and for all in September!

      • bert says:

        The 10 bridges bribe in Northland also fell into the “vote for me, you get the bridges, otherwise you get nothing” category Mary.

    • Observer Tokoroa says:

      If landlords cannot accept the closure of the current legal tax loophole, then they could have an additional tax burden placed upon them to compensate for the burden placed legally on Renters by go getters such as Barfoot Thompson – back dated for 10 years or so.

      You see, “the threatening game” is a dangerous one.

      At the same time, the companies marketing household energy should be required to reduce their prices by a minimum of 200%. For as you are aware, the New Zealand population has paid for the production of electricity many times over.

      Transport prices should be reduced, for they are very expensive compared to most countries. And the drivers are under paid.

      Petrol prices should be brought down to $1.10 per litre. The current pricing is an absolute rip off. Share holders, including Her Majesty have done very well. Time for a breather now.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      100% Bert,

      Government are supposed to set the standards here for conduct and credibility but nactional are still the rough shod “rip & shit ” party of favour it seems, like the wild west again with no standards.

  2. WILD KATIPO says:

    The guys clearly a thug. I’m surprised his nickname isn’t ‘ The Don’.

    Threatening the Salvation Army of ALL groups of people renowned for providing essential social services, – the same Salvation Army that just a little while ago this corrupt govt was trying to pawn off state housing to.

    The same Salvation Army that was left to pick up the tab that this govt abdicated on , – and expected to operate on an ever dwindling budget cut and made to operate on a shoe string …

    It would be good for the Opposition to call for this thugs removal , before English does ,… mind you , … there’s no way the Double Dipper from Dipton will EVER be seen to be able to take any moral high ground no matter what he does… not so long as family’s live out of their cars and the D.D.D talks about Nationals ‘ brighter future’…

    So this is the caliber of MP’s filling the ranks of the National party , is it? Who did he take lessons from ,… ‘Sweety’ Bennett ?

    And attacking a list MP by indirectly threatening financial cuts to another social services group ? … what gives ???

    Sack the bloody anti democratic mongrel thug !!!

  3. Mike in Auckland says:

    Maybe Labour MPs and Andrew are having a bit of a sleep in after a night of ‘celebration’ about how ‘well’ the Congress went?

    Indeed, having heard and read a bit more about Mr Ngaro, the former Pastor, and electrical contractor, I consider him to be UNFIT to be an Associate Housing Minister, he deserves to be sacked, at least he should not be given a job as Minister ever again, should the Nats get a fourth term.

    That man is punching much above his own weight, is very opinionated about other politicians from across the trenches, and uses bully kind of behaviour to get his points across.

    On his intellect, I can say with great confidence, he is a LIGHTWEIGHT anyway, he would have reaches his pinnacle already now, he is stuff that will never last long in Parliament, he was lucky they had Key who gave them three surprising or astonishing wins in a row, and he is one of those hanger ons, who shone under his wings, who have now been replaced by more limp and stuffy wings of one Mr Bill English.

  4. It hasn’t taken long for the Trump disease to reach this country..

    And our local lad is an ex pastor.

    Says a lot about the attitude of some of our religious right wingers..
    A total fool.

  5. EE says:

    Ngaro-minded.
    Adjective
    1) Having restricted or rigid views, and being unreceptive to new ideas.
    2) Intolerant, bigoted or prejudiced.

  6. Mike in Auckland says:

    Could anybody investigate this, please, Labour, Greens and your researchers???

    ‘Emergency housing providers instructed not to talk to media’
    (from ‘Checkpoint’, RNZ, 11 May 2017):

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201843510/emergency-housing-providers-instructed-not-to-talk-to-media

    Did Mr Ngaro also have something to do with this, perhaps, given I read this:

    Read under ‘Early life’:

    “Ngaro served as the Auckland District Health Board’s Pacific committee chairman and as the Tamaki College board of trustees chairman.[1] He is a member of various advisory committees for the Ministry of Social Development.[6]”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Ngaro

    And:
    ‘Our Ministers’, MSD website:
    http://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/about-msd/ministers/

  7. Once .... upon a time says:

    “Could someone drag the Labour Party strategy team away from self-congratulating themselves on how brilliant they are and get a press release out for Andrew calling on Ngaro’s resignation as a Minister before National do it and out play them. Again.”

    At least give them a day or so of self congratulation and back patting @Martyn cos there’s a shitload more to come evidentially regarding issues surrounding housing, education, immigration et al. Not even a Matty at his spin-meister bitchy best trying to be authoratative and reasoned on a Ryan NonetoNoon will be able to justify it all.

  8. bert says:

    Ngaro has exposed just what power does to a person, oops sorry, that was Bennett, oops I mean Joyce, oops I mean Nick Smith, I think you get my gist.

    Willie Jackson must be laughing now, all the way to the polls. To all the main stream media trying to drive a wedge between Willie and the Labour party, the gap for you guys has officially closed, thanks to Ngaro.

    Come on Paddy the Chipmunk, where are you now?

  9. Heather Tanguay says:

    This man is a real bully and has no place in parliament
    He is a smart talkeŕ, he is arrogant and conceited, he shows no empathy or concern, his indiffence makes me cringe.
    I have seen him at public meetings and challenged him for giving flim glam answers
    His comments that he thought he was speaking to the party faithful are false, he wanted to cause a storm.

  10. Heather Tanguay says:

    This man is a real bully and has no place in parliament
    He is a smart talkeŕ, he is arrogant and conceited, he shows no empathy or concern, his indiffence makes me cringe.
    I have seen him at public meetings and challenged him for giving flim glam answers
    His comments that he thought he was speaking to the party faithful are false, he wanted to cause a storm.u

  11. mosa says:

    When you look back over the last nine years and all the things Key got away while the media turned its back is why i don’t expect that Ngaro believed he was doing anything wrong after all it’s how this regime operates and when this story dies shortly it will be just another example of the arrogance and deceit that has become normal now with no repercussions for this government.

    The goal posts have shifted.

  12. darth smith says:

    the whole corrupt rotten government must go we have a leader andrew little waiting
    national are scum of the earth

  13. Mike the Lefty says:

    Don’t be too hard on poor Alfred!
    After all, he was just following standard National Party policy – if anyone criticises you dump on them and get your media floozy Mike Hosking on to them.
    He wasn’t doing anything that English, Joyce, Bridges or Coleman wouldn’t have done, but he neglected to cover his trail.

  14. And they thought this nonce would be capable of taking on Twyford in Te Atatu? Haha.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Alfred is just another slimy “gatekeeper” for the corrupt Nactional agenda of the privileged rip-off artists while in power.

      Never mind your time is up come September!!!!

      I agree with Martyn, he should be sacked now.

      Less mess for us.

  15. mosa says:

    In the National government you only need to apologise…. not resign.

  16. Jack Ramaka says:

    The guy is a bit “ngaro” in the head to be quite honest.

  17. The Weatherman says:

    Does anyone know whether Alfred has or had an apartment at the Kate Shepherd Apartments?

  18. Jack Ramaka says:

    No but he should have.

  19. wanafli says:

    Com’on guys, leave the poor guy alone. Don’t pick on him just because he’s toeing the party line. Pick on the whole bloody lot of them!!! After all, isn’t it THEM who keep telling US that bullying is unacceptable?

  20. Paul Judge says:

    Why is anyone surprised at this? The guilty red faces of guilt stick out like dog’s balls on the Natzi Party leadership. The incompetent and naive Ngaro has just drawn attention to the persistence of dirty politics in the build up to election 2017…We’ve been here before methinks. And Blinglish is going into serious damage control. What a crock…how can he think we can’t see through the bullshit? This right-to-rule Tory bunch of crooks are counting on the fact most Kiwi don’t care (or don’t vote) and are setting themselves up to dominate the next three years running the country into the ground, while consolidating their own massive property portfolios. Stuff the rest of the lazy scumbag peasants who weren’t born rich!

  21. Priss says:

    Ngaro has to go, that much is clear.

    But what really disturbs me is that he thought his comments were acceptable within a National Party setting? Perhaps his attitude is more prevalent than we realised, but simply hasn’t become public yet??