Suspected $6 Million Dollar Wananga Fraud Alarming
The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on on the Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi to front up over claims the Wananga has pocketed government overpayments amounting to $6 million of taxpayers' money. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says:
“The Chief Executive’s refusal to answer media questions is a contemptuous snub of the taxpayers who fund his Wananga.”
This morning’s NZ Herald is reporting that nearly 100 Auckland Warriors players and staff 'completed' an 18-week course in just one day and a member of the club board - who also worked for the Wananga that ran the tertiary course - has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office.
“This has every sense of a wholesale scam, never seen before in New Zealand's tertiary education system. Without the Chief Executive or the Wananga Council fronting up, what conclusion can New Zealanders make other than there has been serious wrongdoing within the organisation that may even threaten its existence?"