I intend no offence to the Canadian Judge, but I take umbrage at paying $400,000 for a service that we should be able to pay within out own system. I am not commenting on the case itself because that has been well and truly worked through, but surely we could have made this compensation issue one that is based here in N Z and one that is a good deal cheaper.
That money (minus what it should cost) could have been used for operations or teachers, or perhaps a State House. I thought that National was going to take a closer look at such expenses. Instead they cut from other areas and really hurt people.
Come-on, let’s see some balance here eh?