Has someone put something into the water coolers in the parliamentary offices of the Government's minor coalition partners?
ACT leader Rodney Hide today handed Parliamentary Services a cheque for nearly $12,000, paying back the taxpayer funds he claimed to take his partner on overseas trips.
"Perkbuster" Rodney Hide whisked his girlfriend away on another tax-payer funded trip - a midwinter tropical break in Hawaii.
First Bill English, then Chris Carter and now Rodney Hide.
ACT leader Rodney Hide says he disagrees with the perk that gives MPs a taxpayer-funded 90 percent fare discount for themselves and their partners - but he still used it to take his girlfriend overseas.
Former "perkbuster" Rodney Hide's girlfriend has racked up $25,163 in taxpayer-funded air travel by tagging along with him on an international trip.