In its big sell-off of state assets in the 1990s, National got rid of Bowen House, which houses MPs next to Parliament.
Then, for the next 25 years the taxpayer paid more than $5 million a year to rent it.
Now, in a change of tune, National has decided it’s better for the government to own its own offices again.
So it plans to build. Taxpayers again will take a hit – perhaps $200m by the...
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