Monday, November 14, 2011

NZ PM Discovers News Reporter's Bug

New Zealand prime minister John Key has filed a complaint with the police about an alleged secret recording made during the country's national election campaign.

Mr Key was having a cup of tea on Friday with a candidate for the ACT Party which is part of the governing coalition.

The event was organised as a picture opportunity, but after recording inside the cafe media were told to shoot from outside.

A radio microphone was left on the table in a pouch and discovered later by Mr Key.

A freelance cameraman says he left it there by mistake but handed a copy of the recording to the Herald On Sunday newspaper. (more)