11 Mar 2020

Quit Group deputy chair on cash reserves

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 11 March 2020

Quit Group, he charity that used to run Quitline, is speaking out after criticism from the Prime Minister down.

RNZ revealed on Monday that the trust's four board members have continued to receive $18,000 each per year, even though its operations ceased in 2015. The group has more than $3 million in reserves.

Jacinda Ardern said yesterday the charity should give the money back and shut down, if it does not plan to fulfill its social obligation.

The deputy chair of Quit Group, Jan Pearson, speaks to Susie Ferguson.