A Government out of touch & out of control, with YOUR money!

DOC says it’s just one of many taxpayer funded initiatives with animals – part of its core business and responsibility under the Treaty of Waitangi.

However not everyone agrees with the spending.

“It certainly brings to mind the question as to why eight Te Papa staff had to fly down to Christchurch, drive out to Banks Peninsula for a highly catered funeral for a dead turtle,” Louis Houlbrooke of the Taxpayers Union says.


Taxpayers shell out more than $12,000 to transport dead turtle, give it a funeral
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