With the lax controls from the top down at Auckland Council it is no surprise that ¬†couple of ATEED troughers scored a $57,000 trip to Monaco.
The HoS reports:
Two Auckland Council officials flew business class to a boat show in Monaco on a trip that cost ratepayers $57,000.
The fresh spending details come after revelations this week that the council’s events organisation, known as Ateed, also spent $220,000 to send 18 people – including TV3 news anchor Hilary Barry – to the America’s Cup in San Francisco.
That bill, and a further $57,369 for the two Ateed staff to attend a meeting in Dubai and the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, is under attack from former Auckland City mayor Dick Hubbard and sitting councillor Cameron Brewer.¬† Read more »