Nikki Kaye tied to Woodhouse and Boag
If you google “Stamford Plaza Woodhouse” you will find Woodhouse was the author of an article on Sunday 21 June 2020 which in the cache reads :
“Stamford Plaza residents were rightfully concerned to find out people were being quarantined at the hotel without their knowledge…”
If you click on the link – you will also find the National Party have made strenuous efforts to delete that article from their website.
“The Page you were looking for was not found” – is all that remains of that article today.
Why would they try to hide that article?
The same article can still be found on Voxy and the article draws attention to how Nikki Kaye hosted a meeting with residents.
“At a meeting today with the residents of Stamford Plaza, hosted by Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye, the anger and frustration the residents were feeling was apparent.”
Woodhouse was at that meeting.
On Friday 10 July 2020 Kathryn Ryan interviewed Michael Woodhouse about how he came to have private patient data sent to him by Michelle Boag and Woodhouse told Kathryn Ryan he was at a meeting at the Stamford Plaza when he received a text from Boag.
Boag had caught wind of the fact Woodhouse was handling the publicity about the issue and how do you think she found that out?
Nikki Kaye please step out of the shade and into the light.
What communications had Kay been having with Boag about this “information that may be useful”?
As you know, Boag and Nikki Kaye enjoy a close relationship and Boag stepped down from Nikki Kaye’s Campaign committee – on Wednesday 8th July – a day AFTER – she confessed to being the source behind Hamish Walker’s leak to three media organisations.
Asked why she did it – Boag said she was not going to get into that and that was a matter for Michael Heron QC.
Boag was still covering up and was also hanging on to her National Party membership.
The State Services Commission had published the Terms of Reference for Heron’s inquiry on Monday 6th July and this had set a fire under National.
The scope included these objectives :
1. ) what caused the incident;
2. ) whether any particular individual or individuals were responsible for the incident;
3. ) whether there is a risk of ongoing breaches or further exposure of the information.
After this information came out Woodhouse deleted his emails from Boag and Boag coughed up – but it took an extra day for Boag to resign from Nikki Kaye’s campaign committee.
Nikki Kaye took to twitter on Wednesday 8th July to clarify to Simon Wilson ( NZHerald ) that Michelle Boag was not her campaign chair – just on the committee.
But obviously by Thursday 9 July some members of the press had been tipped off about Woodhouse because they asked very specific questions of Todd Muller about Woodhouse and what Todd Muller knew and did.
Reporter: Was Michelle Boag a source for Michael Woodhouse? Have you spoken to him?
Muller: Ah no I look again I don’t really understand where you’re going with this.
Reporter: Have you checked with Woodhouse specifically whether he received that same information from Boag?
Muller: Ah no.
This was way too close for comfort and I wish I knew who that reporter was – but you can be sure – the press know more about all this than they have let on.
In fact Heather Du Plessis-Allan went to air and said she knew who the real source around Woodhouse really was, and it was not Boag …and don’t ask…and she went on to suggest Woodhouse was a good operator.
Who do you think that source was Nikki Kaye?
Kaye seems wrapped up in the centre of all things Boag – but also artfully absent all the way through the week until Boag was flushed.
Anyway back to Todd on Thursday being blindsided by the press who knew too much.
National freaked out behind the scenes on Thursday evening and Woodhouse and Boag were both set to work explaining and distancing themselves from everything – because now Todd had the press on his throat and he was lost at sea.
Predictably ….the very next morning both Boag and Woodhouse released press statements – because the game was up and they had to make it look like they were being honest.
Meanwhile Nikki Kaye prowled around the edges here and likely hoped her possible involvement in conversations between Boag and Woodhouse at the Stamford Plaza would not be in the scope of the Inquiry.
Just look at the kind of data Boag was sending out and saying might be of some use to people like Walker, Woodhouse and possibly Nikki Kaye…
On 3 July 2020, the New Zealand Herald stated that it had received “a spreadsheet with the names, date of births, age, location of isolation, location of quarantine of 19 of the most current active Covid-19 cases.”
Radio New Zealand reported on 4 July 2020 that it “has seen a document that includes the full names, addresses, age and the names of the hotel and one hospital the 18 have been quarantining in.” Other media channels have also reported having seen the information.
It’s time the press demanded Nikki Kaye state for the record exactly what communications she had with Boag and Woodhouse about any of this type of information in National’s campaign to undermine the Government’s efforts to keep New Zealand safe at managed isolation facilities.
So far National have drip fed the truth ONLY when they have been forced to.
Should Nikki Kaye state her involvement in all of these matters – or deny them categorically for the record?
I think Nikki Kaye needs to come forward and be 100% honest – especially given her knowledge about these matters is likely from 21 June onwards – given her proximity to Woodhouse and Boag at the Stamford Plaza.
Michael Heron QC is going to want to know whether there is a risk of ongoing breaches or further exposure of the information.
National know that.
Nikki Kaye tied to Woodhouse and Boag