Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board Deputy Chair Guy Burns is angry that the latest Kapiti Coast District Council Annual Report shows he received full remuneration for the previous financial year.

“’During the period I was away I received no payment, as I asked to be not paid, unlike Councillors who continue to receive payment when on a leave of absence”

“I’m horrified and embarrassed that the KCDC Annual Report shows I was paid, when this was not the case.

“Such a basic error reflects badly on the financial reporting system used by Council and I wonder what other errors have been made.”

Ernst & Young auditors were paid $300,000 for checking the accuracy of the KCDC’s financial reports and projections: poor value in our opinion. — Eds.