Darleen Tana says she believes a Green Party independent report “substantially misrepresents” her involvement in her husband’s business and the party had a “pre-determined” view on it.

The Green Party today announced it had received the final independent report into allegations of Tana’s behaviour in light of migrant exploitation claims surrounding the business her husband owned.

The claims were before the Employment Relations Authority.

Green co-leader Chlöe Swarbrick said today in a press conference that the independent report found Tana had fallen “far, far short” of expectations — not just of a Green MP but an MP generally — and the caucus had unanimously voted to ask Tana to resign from Parliament on Saturday.

Tana had presented her view to fellow Green MPs on that day.

Tana has resigned from the Green Party.

Today, in her statement, Tana said she did not feel “natural justice has been followed during this process”.

“At Saturday’s hui, it seemed clear that a pre-determined view had been formed prior to hearing from me. I can confirm, as indicated during today’s conference with the Green Party leadership, that I have subsequently resigned as a member of the Green Party.

“I want to make it clear that I do not accept the findings of the report and believe that it substantially misrepresents the level of my involvement in my husband’s business.

“This was an investigation into what I knew and should have disclosed to my party leadership. I am therefore deeply concerned by the party’s summary of the findings. The report does not say that migrant exploitation has occurred, let alone that I am responsible for it in any capacity.”

She said she’d only had “a short time” to consider the report and was taking time to consider it before making further comment.

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