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It’s called the Bay of Plenty but nobody there is saying no to more millions from the Govt

03/08/2020

Spray and pray spend to buy votes

Point of Order

New Zealand First ministers kept the Point of Order Trough Monitor busy yesterday as they sprinkled dollars by the million around the Bay of Plenty and the Far North.

Deputy PM Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Under-secretary Fletcher Tabuteau dished out their millions in the Bay of Plenty.

It may well be the Bay of Plenty, but – hey – they could provide even more and announced $5.5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for two Kawerau projects, $5 million for Kaingaroa Village to help fund a comprehensive upgrade of its infrastructure, facilities and housing, $18 million for the Rangiuru Business Park project near Te Puke, and a $26 million investment in in Ōpōtiki for public amenities upgrades and further progress on new aquaculture opportunities.

While we were busy preparing our report on those announcements, Peters and Tabuteau were announcing:     

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