A taxpayer-funded TV programme about Kiwis living on the Gold Coast is a load of rubbish, NZ First leader Winston Peters has told Australian radio listeners.
Controversial series The GC cost $420,000 to make and Mr Peters says it should never have received state funding through NZ On Air.
"Why would the government pay for a TV programme that shows Kiwis earning high Aussie wages while living a degenerate party lifestyle?
"We are all sick of the chardonnay-sipping liberals creating this sort of rubbish - we need to put people on the NZ On Air board who show a bit more intelligence than those who chose to fund this brain-dead show."
NZ On Air funds programmes with cultural value, and Mr Peters says that's rubbish as well.
"The much-hyped Maori cultural content is virtually non-existent. Just showing a few scribbles on their faces hardly satisfies the requirement."
Mr Peters made his comments in a statement issued here.He says he said the same things when he was interviewed on Sydney's 2GB radio station on Thursday evening.
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