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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

BREAKING: Ex-weatherman caught out in own shit storm

All over Twitter at the moment that Winston Peters has told parliament he has kicked out Brendan Horan from NZ First over the family allegations that have been swirling the past week.


He always struck me as a thickie - a dumb country plod copper with a very high opinion of himself. Such a high opinion he was making it apparent he wanted to be the next NZFirst leader.
He sucked at the weather - and isn't much better at politics.

via Twitter:
Glenn Williams@radiowammo
I once had the odd experience watching over Brandan Horan's shoulder while he slowly typed out the weather script one painful key at a time.
via Twitter:
1 year, 1 week. Yes, he hasn't gone yet, but is Horan heading for the shortest Parliamentary career ever outside of Lesley Soper?
David Slack@DavidSlack
Hope Winston concluded with "otherwise fine."
New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters told parliament this afternoon he had no confidence in his MP, Brendan Horan, and called on him to resign as a MP.
Mr Peters said Mr Horan would be expelled from the eight-strong New Zealand First caucus.
News media reports over the last fortnight have carried allegations from Horan family members that the former TV weatherman stole from the estate of his mother, now deceased.

In a statement shortly before Mr Peters' statement to parliament, Mr Horan's lawyer, Paul Mabey QC, said his client was confident of exoneration on the allegations.
1. As a result of the death of Mr Horan's mother various issues have arisen concerning the administration of her estate. Those matters are private and personal to the family. Unfortunately some persons, for their own reasons, have chosen to make them public.

2. Mr Horan has been the subject of unwarranted and unfair publicity which has implied that he is dishonest and has stolen from his mother. There can be no other interpretation of that publicity.

3. Mr Horan completely denies any suggestion that he has stolen from his mother or misappropriated her money or assets. He regrets that a private and personal family matter has been made public and his only wish is that the issues concerning his mother's estate are resolved quickly and properly. He invites any investigation into his mother's affairs and is confident that any proper investigation will exonerate him entirely.

4. Mr Horan will make no personal comment at all on these matters but has instructed that this release be made on his behalf. As far as Mr Horan is concerned the sooner these matters are resolved the better as he will then be able to return to his work as a Member of Parliament to concentrate on fulfilling his duties without the distraction of false and unjustified allegations.

Paul Mabey QC
Next on the list is Helen Mulford, an advocacy manager for Spectrum Care Trust Board and a harness race trainer and enthusiast from Pakuranga, Auckland.


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