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Media release from the Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE

"KILL THE PM" BAND @PEACE WITH TAXPAYERS' MONEY

26 AUGUST 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding to the Fairfax article that hip-hop group @peace have released a track that threatens to kill the Prime Minister and have sex with his daughter, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

“As if the lyrics were not vulgar enough in their own right, the fact that this band has received $30,000 of taxpayer money from NZ On Air is shameful. How on earth is this the best use of taxpayers' hard earned money?"

“It does not matter if it is the Prime Minister or any other group or individual, bands spouting messages of hate should not be bankrolled by officials awarding taxpayer money."

“We will be writing to NZ On Air to raise these concerns, and will be seeking an assurance that taxpayers funds will not continue to subsidise this group.”

ENDS

ENQUIRIES:

Jordan Williams
021 762 542

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It’s here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar.

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