31 Aug 2020

Shaw scrambles to solve $11.7m private school funding saga

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 31 August 2020

Greens co-leader James Shaw is scrambling to fix a storm of controversy over his decision to give millions of taxpayers' dollars to a private 'green' school.

Mr Shaw, who's also associate finance minister, is under increasing pressure for signing off on the cash - allocated from the $3 billion "shovel-ready" projects fund.

The Green Party position is that they do not support giving them taxpayer funding - a policy that seems to have escaped Mr Shaw.

But his coalition colleagues say the deal's been done and won't be reneged on.

Here's RNZ political reporter, Katie Scotcher.