It’s been a bit quiet, on the Provincial Growth Fund front. We had supposed (a) Shane Jones needed a breather from ladelling out money up and down the country; (b) the PGF trough needed replenishing; or (c) a mix of both.
We were caught napping, therefore,when the Point of Order Trough Monitor was triggered by a flurry of announcements.
First, in tandem with Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, he announced a $40 million allocation from the PGF for investment in projects to tackle waste. Officials are being despatched to look for suitable recipients.
Then Jones headed for Otaki where the good people of the Kapiti Coast learned they are in the money. Or a few of them are and the money is modest. Perhaps they are at the wrong end of the North Island. Continue reading “Money is dished up for the war on plastics, development in Kapiti and the promotion of te reo”