Latest Updates (5th April 2016): New Zealand Herald stunt fails, but the fascist state rolls on
The New Zealand Herald ran another story on Mike Sabin yesterday, all very brief really, more like an advertorial. The story was focused solely on Sabin having been employed to run a 5 star luxury resort. There was nothing whatsoever about the sexual assault charges he is facing, not that there would be because the New Zealand mainstream media are sycophants and frankly can’t be trusted any longer to provide news let alone the truth:
Mike Sabin’s new job at luxury resort
3:44 PM Wednesday Apr 15, 2015
Former National MP Mike Sabin has picked up a job as the head of a luxury resort in Northland.
Mr Sabin has been appointed chief executive of Peppers Carrington Estate, a five-star, 1000-hectare resort on the Karikari Peninsula.
The former MP for Northland will be in charge of plans to redevelop the property into the largest five-star resort in the country.
Chinese real estate giant Shanghai CRED purchased the business from US businessman Paul Kelly for $28.7 million in 2013, and planned to market it to wealthy Chinese tourists.
Mr Sabin resigned as Northland’s MP in early February.
Mr Sabin’s resignation forced a by-election, which National lost to New Zealand First’s Winston Peters.
Before he entered Parliament in 2011, Mr Sabin was a policeman and founded an anti-methamphetamine company called MethCon.
Apart from the obvious failure to report on the sexual assault allegations Sabin has been facing since December, a story that LF brought readers months ago, and one which fellow Australian journo Derryn Hinch brought his readers late last month with his own story “A Kiwi Conspiracy”, on the eve of New Zealand’s Northland by-election, there are a number of serious questions that New Zealand Herald Journo Issaac Davison could have asked but didn’t, obviously for reason’s known only to himself and of course his editor.
One question should have been directed at Sabin himself. What qualifications or experience does Sabin hold that would in anyway make him a suitable candidate to run a five star luxury resort? We’ve done a little research today and for the life of us we can not find one qualification that would make him suitable, not one. Has Sabin ever worked in tourism, hospitality or even marketing before? The answers no
Mike Sabin was a cop for most of his working life, before that he had a brief stint in the armed services, after the police force he ran a very small company, spruiking himself and his half-arsed opinions on Methamphetamine, a self-promoting spiel that was far removed from what others, more qualified, might term scientific, a business model he came up with whilst still employed in the New Zealand Polices notoriously corrupt Northland drug squad, come to think of it no one has bothered to actually ask the questions around why Sabin left the police.
Sabin’s people skills are straight from the New Zealand police academy’s textbook, Jesus Mary and Joseph Sabin even looks like a thug, complete with the intimidating “once were warriors” tattoo
Absolutely nothing in Sabin’s resume, either professional, experience or personal qualities even comes close to the skill-set required to run a 5 star hotel or resort.
LF did a little phoning around today, we spoke with a number of recruiters in the industry who asked not to be named and then just roared with laughter when we listed Sabin’s unique skill-set. The up-shot was that not one of the agencies were prepared to put Sabin forward to a client, even for a first interview.
That then begs the question, who was it exactly that handled the marketing of Mike Sabin and his “qualifications” to the new owners of the 5 star Chinese owned Northland resort? A true master at sales whoever they were.
That brings us to yet another question, we have already established that most employers in the hospitality/tourism industry would not even consider giving Mike Sabin an interview, let alone putting him forward as a suitable candidate for the position of CEO of one of their high-end clients properties, so why didn’t the Heralds Isaac Davison question Sabin’s miraculous appointment? After all Sabin landing that job is right up there with the immaculate conception and walking on water!
Knowing that Sabin was all but useless and completely unqualified for the position, on top of which he is currently facing 12 sexual assault charges, a nightmare marketing problem should the resorts Chinese customers get to find out (who’ll be running the resorts creche), so just why was it that this Chinese international real estate investment company saw fit to hire him?
Had someone written him a glowing reference, was something lost in the Mandarin to English translation? Or was it simply that the New Zealand National party have done another of their now notorious deals with a Chinese owned company? No doubt promising unlimited access to government, Ministers, ministerial approvals, anything they want provided that they gave Sabin the high paying job that we now know he has. Does that sound more like it? LF certainly thinks so, now perhaps the New Zealand Herald should do their job and dig for the corrupt political deal that almost certainly came with the job!!