Scoop understands beseiged Labour Party Cabinet Minister John Tamihere has resigned from cabinet. The news is
circulating in Parliament and we are presently seeking confirmation.
A fortnight ago Mr Tamihere was stood down from his ministerial duties pending an inquiry by a Q.C. into certain matters
relating to his time as CEO of the Waipareira Trust, and to a $195,000 payout made on his leaving.
Yesterday the Serious Fraud Office confirmed that they were inquiring into $100,000 worth of invoices allegedly made out
to bogus businesses.
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