2 Aug 2018

Gloriavale 'entitled' to make fund application - Shane Jones

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 2 August 2018

The Regional Economic Development Minister says he didn't think communes would be applying for a share of the $3 billion provincial growth fund when it was set up, but Gloriavale has proven anyone can try. It's understood the West Coast religious sect is seeking millions of taxpayers dollars for a new health food company and factory. Shane Jones told reporters at Parliament on Wednesday that the application would be considered professionally like any other but that didn't mean it would see the "fiscal light of day''.