NZ First paying back the money – but to Star Ship

December 12th, 2007 at 3:03 pm by David Farrar

I hear that NZ First have announced they are paying back the $158,000 – but instead of to the taxpayer – to Starship Hospital.

Assuming this is not a tax dodge (ie someone donating on their behalf who can claim a tax deduction) I can’t say I have huge issues with that – hell it just shows that not even NZ First trust Michael Cullen to spend their money wisely! :-)

But let’s hope we do see proof of this, and that NZ First itself paid – not a donor on their behalf.

This still leaves United Future to pay back $50,000 or so.  Maybe they could take a break from getting misrepresenting the Electoral Finance Bill to pay their remaining $50,000 back.

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