19 Dec 2023

PM in hot water over tax payer funded te reo tuition

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 19 December 2023

The Prime Minister is in hot water over getting taxpayer funded te reo Māori tuition while at the same time planning to axe allowances for public servants who speak the language.

Christopher Luxon received lessons funded by the Leader of the Opposition budget.

But he says 'in the real world' people who want to learn te reo pay for it themselves.

The Taxpayers' Union Campaigns Manager Connor Molloy spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.