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The purchase of four electric cars for ministers costing $60,000 is interesting, considering Raro Cars were selling Nissan Leaf cars for $17,000 retail each – an affordable option and one that would mean more cars for cash.
As a proud Kiwi citizen of New Zealand Māori and Cook Islands Maori heritage, I have much aroha and patriotism for both Aotearoa, my country of birth, and our beautiful, tiny Te Ipukarea paradise I have had the privilege of calling home, for the past 27 years.
I have been talking with my octogenarian uncle and his friends with regard to the wage increase the members of Parliament have taken upon themselves to award themselves.
It is absurd that the people we elected as our representatives in the House of Parliament have now, thanks to our selections and what they have presented to us as their leadership qualities, have voted themselves huge pay and allowances increases.