Oravida’s pre-Xmas donation
Controversial milk exporter Oravida made a $30,000 donation to the National Party late last year.
The December 23 donation, revealed in the National Party’s 2013 donation return with the Electoral Commission, adds to the $56,600 in donations the company made to the party in 2011.
Oravida has been in the public scrutiny for its links to the National Party in recent months.
Cabinet Minister Judith Collins’ husband, David Wong-Tung is a company director, and Ms Collins has made headlines recently over visits to Oravida’s Chinese office while on a taxpayer-funded trip, and a controversial dinner with the milk company’s head and a Chinese official.
The company had lobbied the government for help during the Fonterra botulism scare.
|RAW DATA: National Party Donations Return (PDF)||4.18 MB|