It makes no sense for government departments to hire lawyers to do battle in court with the lawyers hired by another government agency. The biggest winners in that game are lawyers.
Nor does it make sense for a government department to be arguing the toss in court to frustrate a matter of government policy.
But when Meridian Energy secretly slips money to DOC to buy its silence…
Then we are on to a hot political story which yet another government agency – Radio New Zealand – has flushed into the open.
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