More revealed in controversial meeting between Broadcasting Minister and Hirschfeld
New text messages reveal the Broadcasting Minister and RNZ's former Head of News had pre-arranged their controversial meeting for weeks.
Carol Hirschfeld repeatedly told her bosses that the meeting was a chance encounter, but text messages between her and Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran reveal another story.
While Hirschfeld has resigned, Curran says she doesn't plan on stepping down.
“In hindsight, I probably would have thought should I probably have brought someone else along to the meeting. It was just breakfast, literally breakfast and a chat. But ultimately ministers have meetings all the time.”
Carol Hirschfeld refused to comment on the latest revelations.
The government has earmarked $38 million in taxpayer money to establish a new television station at Radio NZ.