Hunua Ranges has a targeted surveillance programme to keep goat numbers low. Auckland Council spent $91,742 on a Hunua Ranges goat cull in 2016/17 that killed zero goats.
Taxpayers Shell Out For Epic Turtle Journey
Taxpayers shelled out thousands of dollars transporting a dead turtle from Banks Peninsula to Wellington, storing it in a freezer for 21 months, then sending it back down to where it washed up for a…
Société de l’Assurance Automobile du Québec buys App for $458 million
Normally, apps are awesome because they let us order everything from socks to sushi without leaving the couch. In Quebec, a government app forced drivers to line up around the block trying to get their…
Public funded battery factory
There’s stiff competition for the worst corporate welfare deal in Canadian history. But in 2023 Volkswagen was handed $16 billion to build a $7-billion electric vehicle battery factory.
The Canada Border Services Agency spent $54 million on an App
The federal government spent $54 million building the ArriveCan App. Techies couldn’t believe it cost so much. So, over the Thanksgiving weekend, two independent techies recreated the app and were done before Thanksgiving dinner on…
Senior sex stories
Global Affairs Canada spent $12,520 organizing shows where seniors talked about their sex lives in front of a live audience.
$27 million on concerts paid by the Georgian government
The Georgian government allocated $27 million on concerts at the Black Sea Arena concert hall, near Batumi, as well as in Tbilisi for the two-year “Starring Georgia” campaign, starting in 2023.
Millions on luxury limos and top-end cars
Local authorities in UK splashed a grand total of £2,689,959 on luxury limos and top-end cars between 2019 and 2022 – primarily to ferry their mayors to ribbon-cutting ceremonies and photoshoots. It’s worth remembering some of these are the…
Public sector headcount increased to 5.8 million in UK
New research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance UK has revealed there are now 426,000 more people working on the public payroll than in September 2018. For all the talk about reining in Whitehall and cutting back on…