Tuesday, October 15, 2013

All in meetings?

How richly ironic, and how drearily predictable, that when Radio New Zealand sought comment from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on the $3 million it had spent in the last financial year on communications (an increase of one-third), no one was available. According to Morning Report, CERA's communications staff increased from 11 to 16 in 2012/2013 - in fact 26, if you take into account support staff. Notwithstanding all that PR firepower, CERA couldn't muster a single spin-meister to talk to RNZ. All in meetings, no doubt.