Wednesday, 01 July 2020 13:01


Written by  The Hound

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s reckons the self-proclaimed champion of the provinces, and mouth of the North, Shane Jones, needs to be little more careful about how he publicises the way he spends taxpayer money.

The NZ First list MP is desperate to try and buy himself a win in the Northland seat – and secure his failing party a lifeline after the election – by doling out billions of dollars of taxpayer funds with little or no real scrutiny.

One of Jones’ recent press releases hailing his latest largesse on behalf of taxpayers was headed: ‘Jones backs investment in wood’, which was about government support for the forest and wood-processing industry.

However, as the Hound’s mate pointed out with Jones’ dodgy history of watching porn on the taxpayer dime, any association with him and investment in ‘wood’ could easily be taken the wrong way!


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