Did you know?

The Government promised its Cost of Living payments would go to 2.1 million New Zealanders. In fact it only went to 1.35 million – so less than 70% of those it claimed.

The Government also said that only 1% of the payments went to someone ineligible.

In fact 75,000 payments were made to people overseas and not eligible, which is closer to 6%.

We expect them to be incompetent at large scale projects like Kiwibuild and Light Rail, but you would have thought something as simple as sending eligible people some payments would be within their capability. It seems we were wrong.