Hon Georgina te Heuheu National Party Broadcasting
2 November 2005
When is a CEO not a
National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te
Heuheu says if Ian Fraser isn't working as Chief Executive,
he should not be paid the Chief Executive's salary.
Fraser is to remain on the TVNZ payroll for six months, for
which he will be paid $300,000. He will not be working as
Chief Executive during this time.
"It was TVNZ's decision
not to keep Mr Fraser on as Chief Executive for the notice
period, so they should not be paying him for work he isn't
doing. And they certainly shouldn't be paying for two Chief
Executives,"says Mrs te Heuheu.
"Steve Maharey knows that
no number of odd jobs is worth $300,000. What is Mr Fraser
going to do? Clean the toilets? Mr Maharey should ensure
taxpayers get what they pay for over the next six
"If Mr Maharey is so adamant that this payment is
not a golden handshake he should put pressure on the board
to ensure it doesn't become one," says Mrs te Heuheu.
six months time Mr Fraser will also reportedly become
eligible for $120,000 in superannuation.
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