The boss of the KCDC, chief executive Pat Dougherty, has had an increase in his pay taking it to $300,430 a year. In 2012 an increase he received of $44,000 a year was labelled excessive and irresponsible, and received national media attention.

According to Statistics NZ, the average weekly NZ income from wages and salaries in June last year was $991.

Frankly, savings could and should be made in the impost on ratepayers by cutting the boss’s pay back by at least $100,000 a year. which is still four times the average for everybody in the country.  Mr Dougherty presently gets paid more than the District’s 10 elected councilors combined.