And don’t forget the Spencer Trust

September 10th, 2008 at 6:40 am by David Farrar

The Herald reminds us:

Mr Peters said he was aware in May that the party had sought “legal advice” before deciding not to declare the $80,000 donation from the trust.

“I said you must go ahead on the legal advice that you’ve got, this is not a matter for the party parliamentary organisation, it is a matter for the organisation itself, and that is what happened,” Mr Peters told Radio New Zealand yesterday.

This is the same organisation whose President, Secretary and Treasurer have never heard of the ?

Despite being asked, Mr Peters has never said when he became aware of the Spencer Trust. On July 29, he told a press conference that he had no knowledge of what the trust was used for.

The Herald has learned from informed sources that Mr Peters knew about the trust, how much money was kept in it at certain times, and that he directed staff to get it to pay party expenses.

So Winston says it was a matter for the organisation, and he had no knowledge of what the trust was used for. No knowledge that is, except what its bank balance was and what bills to get it to pay.

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8 Responses to “And don’t forget the Spencer Trust”

  1. Grant Michael McKenna (1,156 comments) says:

    The word isn’t Trust, it is truss- as in to tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it. Winston’s goose is cooked.

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  2. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    At the risk of being called racist which I’m not consider this. What have Matt Rata, Graham Latimer and Winston Peters all have in common?
    Not a hard question.
    They are all of Ngapui extraction.
    Rata had a bagman in Joe Walding whose job it was to go behind Rata and pay Rata’s horse racing/gambling debts. Latimer, despite being a President for the Nats. managed to ably screw the taxman (failed to pay GST etc on his farming operation as I recall), and then avoid the consequences in court and now we have Peter’s.
    Who else is in Parliamemt and of the same extraction?
    Who has been touted as future Labour leader?
    Who has sucked from the Waitangi and fisheries teat for a while now?
    That’s the future for Labour!!
    Be careful who we vote for .

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  3. newman24 (31 comments) says:

    How naive do they think that we are. Any decent Party President will have his finger on the pulse in relation to funding, where it comes from and how it’s being used.

    I suppose that they are going to blame the eduction system for this next? According to the latest research, they have found out that there are three types of people:
    1) Those who can count; and
    2) Those who can’t!

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  4. Grant Michael McKenna (1,156 comments) says:

    Viking2, that comment was tribalist. I make no comment on your prejudice regarding Ngā Puhi; I just point out that to single out a lineage within the Māori is not racism, as it isn’t based on the ethnic group [Māori] but on the iwi.

    Maybe we should coin a new term: iwist. Iwism is the prejudice against a particular iwi. For example: the use of Te Rauparaha’s “Ka Mate” haka in Dunedin by the All Blacks on the 12th of July, 2008, disregarded the sensitivities of Kāi Tahu regarding the raids that Te Rauparaha conducted from 1827 onwards and therefore was iwist. Or should we say iwiist?

    Oooh this grievance game is fun.

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  5. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    “Tribalist”, thats mildly amusing coming from anyone with a Mc.

    I have to stay out of Clencoe myself.

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  6. Ross Miller (1,659 comments) says:

    From what I understand the current President of NZ First is an ‘Honourable’ man. But what sort of organisation is NZF when the President is kept in the dark about their major source of monies. And you can rightly ask why the MSM hasn’t gone after him to ask exactly what a NZF President actually does.

    Look, the reality is that ALL the office holders in NZF are there in name only.

    Winston Raymond Peters is the Leader, President, Secretary, Treasurer, List Ranking Cttee (BTW – where is their List?), Caucus Secretary and keeper of the ‘second set of books’ all rolled into one.

    Winston Peters is NZF and NZF is Peters end of story.

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  7. Grant Michael McKenna (1,156 comments) says:

    Well, my background- in terms of my patrilineal heritage- is Irish; I am descended from Eochaid, son of Énnae Cennsalach, king of Leinster, the man who slew Niall Noígíallach [Niall of the nine hostages], the man who took the Welshman Pádraig slave [which is why St Patrick's day is my family's saint's day]. During the Irish Confederate Wars my ancestor asserted his allegiance to the crown and the Church of Ireland and managed to gain title to the family lands. As a person descended from Protestant Irish- and holding citizenship in the republic- and having lived and worked through many parts of Africa, yes, I know what Tribalism and racism are.
    Of course all of these claims of ancestry are dependent on the idea that every female ancestor has told the truth as to who the father of her child is ;-)

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  8. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    True and lets remember that the Vikings fathered more than a few Scotsmen and women and Irish ones too. That’s why you are all so good looking now!

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