Jordan Williams
Executive Director
New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Last week, the Prime Minister indicated that an announcement was coming prior to Waitangi Day, but so far, nothing.

Our reliable sources within the Government tell us the former Chairman of Vector, Michael Stiassny, has pulled together a deal on behalf of the Government involving Auckland Council, the Kingitanga and a great big taxpayer cheque.

But there’s a snag — we are hearing the handbrake is an unlikely taxpayer hero: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters who is obstructing the Cabinet sign-off.

We contacted Mr Peters about our petition against taxpayer money being used to for an Ihumatao bailout. Interestingly, he denied there was even a deal…

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