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11:08 am, October 27th, 2015 - 25 comments
Categories: accountability, humour, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: clutching my pearls, government waste, MBIE, misuse of taxpayer money, sheep
Steven Joyce’s MBIE continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons:
MBIE’s ‘schoolboy antics’ with inflatable sheep cost taxpayers $745
Taxpayers are footing the bill for an incident with a model sheep at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s Christmas party last year.
According to reports on TVNZ, the sheep was an inflatable bought from an adult sex store and cost $170 to hire, with the bill rising to $745 after an as-yet-unknown incident.
However in late breaking news:
MBIE’s ‘schoolboy antics’ with model sheep cost taxpayers $745
UPDATE: Both MBIE and acting Prime Minister, Bill English, have stated the model sheep were not inflatable as previously reported.
Well I’m glad we cleared that up.
— David Clark (@DavidClarkNZ) October 26, 2015
You know things are bad when…"Acting Prime Minister, Bill English stated the model sheep were not inflatable". https://t.co/Jf7IjZbvmi
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) October 26, 2015