May 06, 2015
Winston says I told you so.
That’s New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ response to an Audit Office report critical of Whanau Ora.
Auditor general Lyn Provost says she could not get a consistent explanation of the aims of the policy from the agencies which were supposed to be part of it, and almost a third of the $136 million spent so far had been taken by Te Puni Kokiri for administration.
Mr Peters says it was a policy created by the Maori Party without the factual evidence to back it up.
He says the argument seemed to be that the best place to put troubled teenagers back on the rails was within the dysfunctional families they came from.
"No one can explain it now and the Auditor General after four years and her office in consultation with the so called commissioning agents and Te Puni Kokiri, she still doesn't know the Auditor General what its all about. Now that's after $140m of money has been taken mainly from other Maori groups and put into some dream time idea that the Maori Party dreamt up" says Winston Peters .
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