As far as I can tell the Government is spending tens of millions of dollars through eight different campaigns to encourage kids to play more sport.
National is saying we’ll take that money and spend it directly on funding and facilities for kid’s sports.
I know which one appeals more to me.
A useful comparison:
One big cost for example is the Sparc website. This year Sparc will spend $5.5 million on its website. And between 2006 and 2010, Sparc will spend $11.5 million on its website. That’s enough to give almost $6,000 worth of sporting equipment to every primary school in New Zealand. Or to buy a decent cricket set for every family in Waitakere City.
That is a hell of a lot of money for a website!