FREE MUSIC! 18 million songs. Over 450,000 artists. Free the Music and Share the Love with iHeartRadio.


Newstalk ZB


Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

WINZ grants used to fly kiwis to Aus for work

Share |

Latest Political News | Wednesday December 5 2012 17:37

WINZ grants used to fly kiwis to Aus for work

It's been confirmed Work and Income grants have been used to pay for New Zealanders to fly to Australia to get work.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has specifically identified cases in Parliament today.

"Our transitions to work grants were introduced in 2007 under Labour.

"That year there were 16 cases where airfares were granted to Australian, and I've been informed that there have been six cases this year."

Paula Bennett says she's going to remove any ambiguity and direct her Ministry not to approve such grants in the future.

Photo: NZ Herald

  • Golf: Westwood dominates Malaysian Open

  • Super Rugby: Bird won't miss game despite ban

  • Egg Day Out organisers apologise for chaos

  • NRL: Storm on recieving end of controversy

  • Police investigate shooting in Makara

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

  • Auckland Weather

    Partly Cloudy
    H:24° L:16°
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    The Republic of NZ

    Should New Zealand cut ties with the monarchy and become a republic?

    Vote Now

    View Results