Gloriavale company seeks public funding for health food enterprise
Oliver Lewis | RNZ |
Religious sect Gloriavale’s application to a $3 billion regional development fund for a new health food enterprise was done with the West Coast in mind, a spokesman says.
A company owned by Gloriavale members, Alpine Health Manufacturing, lodged an expression of interest on July 23 for funding through the Provincial Growth Fund.
Critics have questioned the appropriateness of giving taxpayer money to the group given its cloistered reputation and extensive holdings, however West Coast leaders are urging the Government to consider the proposal.
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