A new audit has found two schools wrongly claimed money under the COVID-19 wage subsidy, Newshub reveals. The board of Auckland’s Papatoetoe North School were singled out for gifting “several hardware items” costing $4,310 to a principal as a parting gift, and spending just shy of $8700 on a “farewell event”. Another teacher had $2200 spent on their leaving party, and another two staff members received $1000 cash gifts.