A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel recently announced the director elections for the industry good body.
Apparently, Ardern and her PR lackeys demanded that the NZ media submit their questions in advance before a press conference between the cuddler-in-chief and her Aussie counterpart.
By all accounts, our 'open and transparent' PM was concerned about the 'China issue' being raised and the embarrassment any tough questions might cause to our relationship with the communist powerhouse.
Ironically, Ardern's controlling of the media is identical to the totalitarian Chinese regime, where one does not ask embarrassing questions of its leaders.
However, what's worse was the gutless toadies in the lamestream media who complied with her demands.