MPs’ pecuniary interests: the weirdest items

David Farrar

The 2013/14 register has just been published. Some of the interesting ones:

  • One of the gifts to John Banks was a legal opinion!
  • David Cunliffe has not revealed the names of the two other donors to the TR Trust that funded his leadership campaign
  • Paul Foster-Bell has shares in Mighty River Power (presumably before he was an MP)
  • John Key’s most common gift was golf green fees.  Also the SAS gave him a framed print.
  • Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard had donations from Labour MPs for their legal fees
  • Ian McKelvie is the Chairman of Special Olympics NZ
  • Craig Foss was given a statue of Azog the Defiler

Political commentator David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.


RAW DATA: Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of  Members of Parliament: Summary of annual returns as at  31 January 2014 (see the original document on the Parliament website here):

 

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