Out Of The Mouth Of Babes - Tuku Morgan Says What We All Think

Tuku Morgan's extensive record at taking the piss goes well before and after his undiegate.

"The tribe is a $1.4b corporate business. We should know what we're doing. We should have some level of faith and trust in our systems and processes. How can this fraud be possible?"
That is right Tainui is.  Thanks Tuku Tainui is a corporate business nothing more or less.

So why does it rely on having a charitable status?  Those competing for contracts cannot do so on a level playing field if they're having to bid against an organisation paying zero tax.

Registered charity Ururangi Trust was set up in 2008, funded wholly by Tainui, with its annual expenses rapidly increasing from $740,000 in 2009 to nearly $2 million in 2017. In 2015 it faced adverse scrutiny after an investigation by the Charities Service found gross mismanagement in its spending and placed the organisation on a final warning.  Following Herald reporting, a second Charities Service investigation began in 2017, but as that probe neared completion Tainui abruptly deregistered the charity in mid-2018. That ended that investigation prematurely, prompting Internal Affairs to refer the matter to the Serious Fraud Office who concluded their own digging with the laying of criminal charges against Whakaruru.

Media have covered this extensively.  The stats are largely hidden as well.  The NZ Taxpayers Union has performed analysis.  They lumped Tainui into other ridiculous exemptions such as Sanitarium's.

To have the Tainui bover boy and mouthpiece openly admit the organisation is a $1.4b corporate business really is a punch on the nose to taxpayers in competition with it, without such an exemption.

I am of course completely in favour of Tainui having a tax exemption but if it does why can't everyone else as well?


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