In a disgraceful hatchet job on the Guv.
Here's the headline
Governor-General's $3.5m bill prompts inquiry call
...but buried deep down in the text where few ever read we find
The total cost from the budget of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet shows the Governor-General and maintenance of Government Houses in Auckland and Wellington cost about $3.5 million.
So most of the cost is actually for R & M on, not one, but an unspecified number of gummint houses.
Are these idiots at the junk journo Herald really trying to suggest the Guv himself decides when to nail down a bit of loose roofing iron?
Shit oh dear, if you wrapped your fish and chips in this putrid paper you'd die of ptomaine poisoning.