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Call on Pauline Winter to Front up Or Resign

Taxpayers' Union Call on Pauline Winter to Front up Or Resign

31 JULY 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding to the Fairfax report that taxpayers are footing the bill for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs’ Chief Executive and to fly to Auckland most weekends, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

“This is a Ministry whose Chief Executive is out of control. Taxpayers foot the bill for Pauline Winter and her personal assistant to fly back to Auckland most weekends, and for rental cars in both cities. She’s not living in either city, she’s living on the taxpayer.”

“Ms Winter is supposed to be advocating on behalf of some of the poorest New Zealanders. Instead she is using taxpayer money for a lavish lifestyle and and to personally ordain staff.”

“Taxpayers fork out $270,000 per year for this Chief Executive and she is refusing to take calls from the media. She should front up, or resign.”

ENDS

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