Shane Jones was grilled at parliament yesterday over his spending priorities with the provincial growth fund. 

The Regional Development Minister was questioned about the transparency of a number of projects and why the North Island is getting more money than the South Island.

National was launching the verbal barbs with National MP Paul Goldsmith saying the minister hasn't been transparent about funding.


"He's totally glib and he always is glib, but we're talking about $3 billion being spent here. That's a lot of money and it requires good clear processes and there's a complete absence of them."


The second challenge focussed on $6 million that was given to Ngāti Hine for forestry. 

And, third: the claim that the North Island is getting most of the 'bread', leaving the South Island with crumbs.