Cost of living funds to ex-pats 'salt in wound' for NZers struggling

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 1 August 2022

Nearly 1000 people have opted out of the government's $350 cost of living payments.

The first installments have been landing in bank accounts today. But there's been a sour tinge to the government's $800 million sweetener. Some recipients are overseas and shouldn't be eligible.

The misdirected money is frustrating for those missing out in Aotearoa.

Sam Olley reports.