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Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:56

Jobs for the boys?

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Your old mate was always suspicious about the way the Provincial Growth Fund and the man in charge of it – Shane Jones – would administer it.

Unfortunately, NZ First’s Jones has a poor track record with public funds: just look at his credit card use when he was previously in government.

We’ve already seen a plethora of PGF projects being concentrated in the Northland region, where Jones hopes to get re-elected.

Meanwhile, a mate of your canine crusader tells him that former NZ First employee and Winston Peter’s chief man-bag carrier in opposition David Broome – who was dumped after the election – is now riding the PGF gravy train scoping out projects for the fund in the Otago region. The Hound suggests this looks very much like a job-for-the-boys scheme for NZ First and its cronies.

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