Questions for the Taupo Mayoral Forum

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At the next mayoral forum in Taupo someone should start asking questions about the uncontested contract offered to an airline to replace Air NZ. The specific questions are:

– Why was an airline offered a $1m underwrite to provide air services to Taupo?

– Why was this not tendered out?

– Did the council vote on this deal and if so what was the result of the vote?

– Did the council staff then point out that what the Mayor had the council vote on was unlawful?

– What happened when the tender was awarded to another airline? Did the original Airline threaten to sue?

And why hasn’t the Taupo Times asked these questions?


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