The NZ Herald is reporting this morning that Trevor Mallard "is refusing to apologise to a whistleblower who he attacked as incompetent and sad, despite the Environment Ministry yesterday saying her work was "of good quality".. Here's the link:
John Armstrong climbs into him as well
Trevor need's to heed his own government's advice - it IS OK to ask for help, to which I will add, it IS OK to apologise when you make a stuff-up. In fact, and this may surprise the government, people's respect for you actually RISES when you 'fess up and try to put things right - but it would seem that Labour doesn't do humility.
I know this from bitter experience. I've made lots of stuff-ups in 50+ years. I've been through a marriage break-up. I've hurt people and breached trust. I reached a point where I had to be totally honest with myself, with others, and put things right. And along the way, I learnt that I am loved and accepted unconditionally.
So Trevor - apologise to Erin Leigh. People will think far better of you than they do when they read the paper this morning.