Do as I Say, Not as I Do, From Auckland Transport
Do as I Say, Not as I Do, From Auckland
Responding to news that Auckland
Transport is spending more than $100,000 of ratepayers’
money on a shuttle bus to transport workers between its
offices, rather than utilising the public transport network,
Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams
“Once again we see another council organisation
display its cavalier attitude to spending ratepayers’
money. We agree with the Green Party that the ivory tower
attitude displayed here needs to change."
released Ratepayers' Report shows that on a per capita
basis, Auckland ratepayers are burdened with more debt than
anywhere else the country. With ratepayer-owned
organisations such as Auckland Transport spending on a whim
it’s little wonder
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Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH
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