More corporate welfare wasted

Stuff reports:

Wellington City Council is chasing $50,000 it gave to organisers of Wellington Fashion Week, as the man in charge appears to elude efforts to track him down. 

Last year the event was cancelled just one week before it was meant to start, and this year it is not going ahead at all. 

The debacle comes just months after CallActive, a call centre to which the council gave $300,000 in 2013, folded leaving 60 Wellington-based staff without a job.

The Council’s track record is not looking too flash.

If they gave away less of our money, then our rates would not be increasing so much.

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