“Shane Jones’ corporate welfare gravy train has continued its travels south to Taranaki today”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“The Provincial Growth Fund is a continuation of the crony capitalism of former Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges. Although it has a new name, the logic is identical: handouts for votes.
“Aside from securing support for NZ First in the provinces, there is no justification for this fund.
“More economic activity in Taranaki will