Post by Gordon Post by Tony
It is very concerning to me that a department of this government would mislead
If he never applied then he cannot be late. That sentence should be in capitals
but I prefer to not shout.
Okay, as I understand it Mike King had a meeting or two with the ministry
about funding. Probably to check out if it was worth while applying.
According to Mike King, he never applied for the funding. So could someone
explain where did the idea/claim come from the Mike King had put in an
application for funding. We can then move onto the why.
Right now the ball is in the ministry's court. How about they produce the
funding claim, with Mike King's permission. You know the put up or shut
At best it looks as if the ministry does not know the time of day, at worst
they are doing a Donald and making claims without any evidence.
Of course there is always 3 sides to every story, yours, mine and the truth.
If Mike King did indeed have a meeting or two with the ministry about
funding, it is likely that the ministry were expecting an application
from him, and as no such application had been received by the
deadline, it is reasonable (and correct) to state that he did not make
an application before the deadline. It is also correct for Mike King
to state that he did not make an application before that date; and it
appears that he is now saying that he did not make an application
after the deadline either.
So both the Ministry and Mike KIng are correct, but the reporter seems
to have been unable to see that there is no inconsistency.
What is still unexplained is why Mike King shjould have felt aggreived
not to receive funding when he had not applied, and why he was
critical of a grant to someone that had applied - and why the article
appeared to link that criticism to an implication that the grant could
have been made instead for the "Mike King"charity . . .
That is probably three sides, with the fourth being the side that
wants a Ministry to proiduce a funding application that both the
Ministry and Mike King agree was not made before the deadline for such
applications, and that Mike King says has not been made since.