City councillors have billed ratepayers more than $43,000 this council term for travel, accommodation and course costs.
In one instance, Councillor Ewan Wilson flew to Australia to attend a transport course.
A breakdown of costs showed Councillor Angela O’Leary racked up the biggest bill ($9864), attending courses in Auckland, Rotorua, Nelson and Hamilton.
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