Stuff’s new game of spot the funny numbers is entertaining.
They’ve got copies of all the ministerial credit card receipts released under the OIA and are inviting readers to help them spot irregularities.
But it pays not to get too excited too soon because large amounts don’t necessarily mean anything’s amiss.
A six figure bill with sums of 167, 310 and 10,000 for dinner for a ministerial party (page 47) on Steve Chadwick”s card might look like it’s worth a question.
Except it’s in Chilean pesos and if an online calculator is to be believed $167,310 is only $NZ449. She ought to have had reciepts but the sum once converted probably isn’t a lot for a meal for several people.