Leighton Smith: The PM's extra costs are adding up

Author
Leighton Smith,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 2:52PM
All in all, we have got an issue. There is no question people are concerned about it.

The Prime Minister's comments with regards to the PR exercise in New York, she had no idea how much it cost.

Flying the plane up and down to the Pacific, she didn't know the costs either.

It was tens of thousands of dollars just for a baby, dare I mention it.

I am not cheating down all of the responsibility to the PM, although she is the PM.

What intrigues me is that Winston Peters is looking very good in the polls at this point in time, and people have commented to me that they are surprised at the level of effectiveness Peter's had while filling in and at other times.

Let's not forget people are saying he is exercising his ego with all these new ideas in the last few days.

All in all, we have got an issue. There is no question people are concerned about it.

We had one percent growth for the quarter which eased of the pressure, but at the end of the day, it was only one per cent.

And with the 'Mood of the Boardroom' survey, who knows where it is going.

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