So Mike Hoskins received some ‘hate’ mail in response to his coverage of Minginui. His subordinates weren’t sympathetic. He also received support.
I don’t think either the original story or the follow-up (which I saw as a vanity piece for Hoskins) cost a lot to make. But that doesn’t detract from the fact that they were still a waste of time and money from a taxpayer’s point of view. TVNZ is currently on a three -year dividend holiday and the paltry $10 million it claimed as profit last year hardly reflected the public’s investment in it.
So there you go. Mike is a not only an overly well paid beneficiary of taxpayer largesse but he also shows no sign of putting his shoulders to the wheel and doing some research.