Cost Breakdown in From Queenstown Conference
I got an email this morning from Auckland Council with the information I have been waiting for. My Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act request into the expenditure by the delegates from Auckland Council to the Local Government New Zealand Conference in Queenstown last July has finally come through with the breakdown on the individual delegates and what they spent with public funds (private funds using their own personal money does not count nor am I particularly interested in).
So without further ado – here is the letter and break down for your reading:
The General Breakdown:
And the Individual Breakdown on those who went:
And so I note that the total cost of the conference came in at around $84,000 with some change thrown in there. Around $9,000 less than the $95,000 touted earlier in July but then again I see some (including that of Orakei) did not go. Was the conference value for the $84,000? Probably was but not in Queenstown during its peak season. At least the next conference is in Hamilton so I expect our delegates to go down by bus
Note: Yes I am aware of the time it took for Council to get back with the request and my right to file for an opinion and review with the Ombudsman on the delay. As of writing this post I am still considering whether to exercise that right.