ConAir alive and well in NZ

Nats complain about charter flights to move prisonersThe Government will spend more than $300,000 this year chartering flights to move prisoners around the country, says National MP Simon Power. Mr Power said it was an example of the Corrections Department's "cavalier handling of… [NZ Politics]

Once again Corrections hits the headlines, once again for all the wrong reasons. This time it is for the extraordinary cost of moving prisoners by air.

The Government will spend more than $300,000 this year chartering flights to move prisoners around the country.

One wonders why? Don't we have some clapped out rickety buses or trucks to cart these failures of humanity around.

Three hundy could buy a reasonable truck and kit it out with cages and it could then travel the length and breadth picking up scum and filth along the way ready for their one way trip to the Auckland Islands. 

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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