You can read the full story with all the travel and accommodation expenses listed here. The blog concludes:
The dirty 11 who have hit the $200,000 mark. I wonder how many others get over the $200,000 mark before the next elections.
Andrew Little (Labour, List) $324,160
Kelvin Davis (Labour) $263,289
Winston Peters (NZ First) $223, 583
Damon O’Connor (Labour) $218,212
David Cunliffe (Labour) $216,441
Mika Whaitiri (Labour) $216,030
Kennedy Graham (Green, list) $211,658
Denise Roche(Green, list) $207,454
Nanaia Mahuata (Labour) $206,454
Steffan Browning (Green,list) $205,314
Adrian Rurawhe (Labour) $202,722
The problem with being ‘holier than thou’, as all Green Party MPs and their fellow travellers are wont to be, is twofold. Firstly, they are exceeding unlikely to live up to the lofty standards they assign themselves. Secondly, those who are the recipients of their disdain are the majority of the common, hard working taxpayers who pay their salaries and benefits but do not share their Cultural Marxist worldview. These Kiwis don’t take well to being lectured at by hypocrites, and Roche is a prime example of a Green hypocrite.
She is happy to shriek with disgust about the carbon footprint of those awful fossil fuel burning electricity providers who generate cheap electricity for the world’s poorest, yet here she is with one of the dirtiest carbon footprints of all the country’s opposition MPs.
She lectures the young and impressionable with horror stories about catastrophic climate change leading to sea level rises that will flood millions out of their homes. Yet she has chosen to live in a waterfront property on elite Waiheke Island. A cynic might suspect she’s doesn’t believe a word of her own hype.
She has been seen loading her plastic bags full of shopping into her virtue signalling electric car, while she lectures the country about the environmental disaster that is, you guessed it, plastic bags.
No wonder Generation Zero, Auckland’s inner city Green hipster snowflakes, wanted the ageing hypocrite Roche replaced as Green Party candidate for Auckland Central. They wanted bright, young, Chloe Swarbrick, who attracted 30,000 Auckland votes in the recent Mayoral election. The best Roche was able to do in the last general Election was get 2000 votes, mostly from her support base of old hags on Waiheke. Roche’s intervention last time split the Left vote allowing Nikki Kaye to be elected for National. The Greens have certainly missed a trick in not opting for Swarbrick.
Roche’s carbon-emitting, jet-setting elite lifestyle at our expense has served her well. She has become very rich at our expense. She doubtless considers it her moral duty to take another $200,000 plus from the taxpayer on top of her $160,000 plus annual salary and other allowances worth around half a million a year. Then there’s the pension.
Occasionally, he drives her ebike around Waiheke to show how much she cares for the environment. It's all about looking the part, but her dirty little secrets tell the real story.