NBR has highlighted that NZ First MP Jim Peters has been using taxpayer-funded flights to attend paid meetings as a Northland regional councillor.
This is outraegous. We also learn he skipped debate on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill to attend a council meeting in Whangarei.
An MP’s salary package is valued at over $140,000. To also be grabbing another $25,000 from the public purse is unacceptable.
I am surprised that the mainstream media did not highlight during the local body elections that an MP was standing for election, to double-dip.
UPDATE: Aaron Bhatnagar has noticed that the NZ First Jim Peters looks Maori while the Northland Regional Council one looks Scottish!