Hidden speed cameras 'a nice little earner' - Dunne

Photo / Michael Cunningham
Photo / Michael Cunningham

Government Minister Peter Dunne has gone on the warpath over hidden speed cameras - which he claims are a money gathering rort.

Dunne used the Official Information Act request to demand police reveal the location of secret cameras around Wellington.

Police refused the request, on the grounds it would "prejudice the maintenance of the law".

Dunne told TVNZ: "I think what all this subterfuge is about is police having a nice little earner.

"I think being treated as almost criminals, as the police seem to imply, is a bit ridiculous, I'm sure burglars and other criminals are laughing all the way to the next crime."

Almost $50 million worth of fines were issued last year.

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