Wellington City Council is chasing $50,000 it gave to organisers of Wellington Fashion Week, as the man in charge appears to elude efforts to track him down.The business of local (and central) government is not business, so they should stay away from it. Their tack record when involved is not good.
Last year the event was cancelled just one week before it was meant to start, and this year it is not going ahead at all.
The debacle comes just months after CallActive, a call centre to which the council gave $300,000 in 2013, folded leaving 60 Wellington-based staff without a job.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Local government picking winners
From Stuff comes news of the Wellington City Councils' ability at picking winners,