Taxpayer Assets Flogged Off As Minister Dithers
3rd September 2002
Taxpayer Assets Flogged Off As
Five cars paid for by the taxpayer have
been sold by a controversial Northland social service
agency, and other assets may also be at risk, says Whangarei
MP Phil Heatley.
Mr Heatley has tabled evidence in
Parliament today showing that five cars belonging to the Te
Hou Ora Te Tai Tokerau Trust (THOTT) have been sold to
private buyers, with no indication of where the money has
"The Minister has to stop wasting time with a soft
arbitration process and reclaim the assets. His job is to
protect taxpayer money but he is failing badly.
Northland District Health Board was able to reclaim their
assets - why is it so hard for Steve Maharey?" said Mr
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