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More Big City Bureaucrats for the Electricity Authority

Published: Thu 20 Apr 2017 09:15 AM
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
Member of Parliament for Northland
20 APRIL 2017
More Big City Bureaucrats for the Electricity Authority
NZ First says the Electricity Authority is stuffed full of big city bureaucrats and it’s no wonder why regional New Zealand isn’t getting a fair-go.
“Minister of Energy and Resources Judith Collins has swapped her ‘crusher card’ for a pussycat judging by these additions to the useless Electricity Authority,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
“Aside from having the highest paid chair in the public service, Dr Brent Layton who earned a staggering $252,000, Minister Collins has turned to an Australian bureaucrat and another Wellington insider.
“Where are members from Kaitaia or Greymouth, the real people who are affected by the bureaucratic nonsense dreamt up by this latte sipping bureaucracy?
“It means the current customer manager for NZTE and an independent advisor to Sydney Metro’s Audit and Risk Committee, join a former Wellington City Councillor, an Auckland-based professional director and an undistinguished former National minister who’s a professional lobbyist in Wellington.
“As board members get anywhere from $48,000 to $87,000 in fees, these people earn more than many Kiwis and for precious little real work. They may have been appointed by Minister Collins for a five year term, but that assumes this authority will exist in five years’ time,” says Mr Peters.
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