The Point of Order Trough Monitor, alas, is limited to keeping an eye on spending and investment announcements from the Beehive. All sorts of squandering of our taxes pass beneath the radar.
The same goes for the wasteful use of our rates by local authorities.
But the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is able to do what our monitor can’t do and regularly reports on the findings of its surveillance.
Headlines on the union’s press statements succinctly expose two examples in recent days.
- Waikato Regional Council spends $9,000 on electronic video Christmas cards
- Whangarei ratepayers charged $91,000 for art junket.