Rose Brown and George Maggie each receive a car when they are the outside ring-ins. Rose has gone full circle, CIP, OCI, elected Demo, crossed after election to CIP with the promise of deputy prime minister. I am sure the car has been assigned to her so she does not walk, both literally and figuratively.
Rose Brown, has a wage rise to $120,000-plus, a new $60,000 car, lives in a government house paid for by taxpayers. She says she is for the people. One wonders if she will donate or grant her wage increase of $20,000 to the Atiu people.
George Maggie, another cross-the-floor walker, got a brand new ministry, so why a car too? Will the leaf blowers and hedge trimmers fit in it? Is he in danger of needing a lift so he doesn’t walk as well?
2020 is the deadline Prime Minister Henry Puna set for being fully sustainable. I don’t believe four electric cars will convince anyone of our commitment to that goal, but bets are on that a charging station will be installed outside the Koru lounge in the future.