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Auditor-General Backs NZ First Over Airy Fairy Whanau Ora

Auditor-General Backs New Zealand First Over Airy Fairy Whanau Ora

New Zealand First has long said Whanau Ora is a serious waste of hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, says New Zealand First.

“Now, the first time it has come under serious official scrutiny by the Auditor-General, it has fallen seriously short,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“This was supposedly a flagship policy for Maori, but it has let them down woefully. For example, a third of total spending has been wasted on administration. Meanwhile, scandal after wasteful scandal occurred despite initial government denials.

“For Finance Minister Bill English to excuse these disgraces as teething problems is itself alarming.

“There were always glaring monitoring gaps on where the millions were going, and there was no real data on participation.

“When struggling families needed help in all areas, they got some airy fairy scheme dreamed up by the race-based Maori Party.

“It is not racist to point out that both Maori and the taxpayer are being ripped off,” says Mr Peters.


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