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    Govt’s consultants bill $375m

    by  • December 20, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 2 Comments

    Unions fear government spending on consultants could skyrocket after it was revealed that the bill hit $375 million last financial year – and John Key warned of “significant” restructuring to come. The Government spent more than $375 million on consultants and contractors in 2010-11 as a series of government restructurings made thousands of public...

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    Disgust over dead boy’s pictures on porn site

    by  • October 8, 2011 • Articles, News, The NZ Herald • 0 Comments

    Ngatikaura Ngati died after horrific abuse by his parents. Children’s advocates are appalled that pictures of a young Auckland boy killed by his parents were posted on a pornographic site featuring beheadings, impalement and necrophilia. Ngatikaura Ngati died in 2006 after horrific abuse by his parents, who were convicted of his manslaughter. Pictures of...

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    Agencies ‘missed chances’ to make city quake-ready

    by  • October 1, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 0 Comments

    Government agencies twice failed to act on calls for more research that could have helped Christchurch prepare better for February’s fatal earthquake, victims’ families have claimed. The families say the agencies “didn’t do the right things” and missed several chances to identify high-risk areas and strengthen key buildings. They say the first opportunity was...

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    Prison costs reach $21m before start

    by  • September 13, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 0 Comments

    The Government will spend $11 million on consultants and $10 million on internal costs before they start building a new prison in Auckland. Department of Corrections documents released under the Official Information Act show it is already employing 18 companies, including accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and British lawyers Allen & Overy, to help oversee the...

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