The Taxpayers’ Union has a new mascot…Porky.
They handed out their first award yesterday to the trougher at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.
Porky loves identifying troughing MPs and bureaucrats. The crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me, he surprises with an awards ceremony. After all, when youâve turned troughing on the taxpayer into an art, it would be rude to get no recognition!
This morning Porky issues his first award having read theÂ Dominion Post’s coverage of Pauline Winter, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and her $30,000Â expense bill , including weekend trips for her and a, assistant to fly to Auckland most weekends.
Taxpayers are stumping up for Pacific Island Affairs boss Pauline Winter to travel between Wellington and Auckland most weekends.
Winter has a home in Westmere, but her $240,000-a-year job is based in the capital.
Her expense records show that over the last year she flew between the two cities almost every weekend. Between July 2013 and 2014, her expenditure totalled more than $30,000, most of which went on airfares, taxis and rental car hire in Wellington and Auckland. Â Read more »