Taxpayers pay for PI to watch TV

It’s bad enough we have a stupid law that bans adverts on television on Sunday mornings. God knows why.

But even worse, the taxpayer through the Ministry of CUlture and Heritage paid a private investigator to watch the quarters, semis and final of the Rugby World Cup, so they could prosecute for showing advertisements.

TV3’s defence is they were also broadcasting to an overseas audience, which is an exemption.

But why on Earth did the taxpayer need to fund a private detective to watch and record a TV show? Was this beyond the dozens of staff at ? Does MCH not have any video recorders? Do none of the staff have any video recorders?

Hat Tip: Whale Oil

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