Paying to hear what they want to hear

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, July 30th, 2012 - 4 comments
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Consultants SKM wrote a report in 2008 that said the Puhoi to Wellsford Holiday Highway wasn’t worth the money it cost. Then, once National came in and decided the Holiday Highway was a ‘Road of National Significance’ they commissioned SKM to write a new report, which praised the project. Now, they’ve handed SKM lucrative contract for the investigation work. Is this what the $200m of taxpayer money spent on RoNS consultants so far has been going on?

4 comments on “Paying to hear what they want to hear”

  1. mike e 1

    I thought it was illegal to use the same consultants because in the past they have set themselves up to profiteer.
    Questions should be asked in the house!
    Shonkey practising Merrill lynch Goldman Sachs politics
    Defrauding the tax payers again bloated Comen sultants!

  2. tracey 2

    Can you post a link to the new report

  3. jack 3

    200 million going out to consultants. Shocking!! And Key can’t find the 6 million to fix the tracks between Gisborne and Napier. A system that is well used in spring and summer. This government is rolling in so much wealth and what really pisses me off, they want more.

  4. AmaKiwi 4

    Why is it that once someone becomes PM, the media ignores the possibility that he/she might be a crook?

    It is time to take the press to task for not highlighting questions of official misconduct.

    The media headlined the Auckland rates increases but none have even hinted this might have been caused by the SuperCity coup d’etat.

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