Norightturn reports that taxpayers are footing the bill for Rodney Hide’s fundraising trip to Christchurch:
Thanks to some clever scheduling, we’re effectively footing the bill for Hide’s attendance at his little fundraiser. And we simply shouldn’t be. The Ministerial travel budget is to pay for travel as part of Ministerial duties – not for Ministers to zip around the country touching up donors for cash.
The full post is worth a read. It’s breathtakingly arrogant and corrupt behaviour by a Minister of the Crown.