the country's top spymaster, has unexpectedly resigned
acting director will fill in
departure will spark a search for a replacement for the top security job
Some key requirements:
- Labour leader Andrew Little said the recruitment process must be "proper and open."
- "It can't be shoulder-tapping the Prime Minister's mates. It needs to be done properly ... need to win back the confidence of many New Zealanders"
- "If they wish to involve the Opposition then I think that is a sensible way to do it."
- crucial that there is cross party support for the appointment of any future director
Going on those requirements - I know just the man.
One investigative journalist looking for work fits the bill. Has massive cross party support. Well, maybe within the leftie parties. Knows all about the darks arts of crime, spying and hacking. And is right into dirty politicking.