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Barry Soper on Clarke Gayford's controversial alert level tweet

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 7:56pm
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Barry Soper on Clarke Gayford's controversial alert level tweet

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 7:56pm

The Prime Minister's partner Clarke Gayford has come under fire, after he wrote that an in-principle alert level decision was made, pending today's final test results.

When asked if it was appropriate for Gayford to know this information before the rest of the country, Jacinda Ardern said “that is not at all true”.

“What he will be reflecting is, in the media accusations that [have] been made that we made a decision. As I've just said, it was an in principle decision.

“That is not correct that he is forewarned of what the decision is.”

Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to share his thoughts on the issue, along with how the government has handled the move down in alert levels for Auckland.

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