2011 Party Donation returns

May 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm by David Farrar

The 2011 party donation returns are now online. This is the first time that the returns have not just included details of individual donations over the disclosure limit – but also summary information on their total level of income from donations. This gives us a fuller picture of their revenues.

I’ve broken down for the major parties, their donations by size:

$1.5 – $5k $5 – $15k >$15k
ACT 10% 46% 38%
NZF 4% 40% 0%
Labour 29% 46% 24%
Greens 40% 23% 37%
National 24% 41% 27%

National and Labour have similar profiles (but National got 2.5 times as much).  Note that these figures do not include the income from donations below $1,500 and membership fees etc. For National that can be greater than a million dollars a year.

Significant Donors are (those over $30,000 were declared last year):

ACT

  1. Louis Crimp $125,520
  2. Alan Gibbs $116,000
  3. John Boscawen $79,468
  4. John Banks 75,980 (includes through a company)
  5. Don Brash $25,980
  6. John Harrison $25,025
  7. Fletcher Building $20,000
  8. Talleys $20,000

Maori

  1. Bruce Piested $25,000
  2. Fletcher Construction $20,000

Labour

  1. Todd Corp $50,000
  2. EPMU $40,000
  3. Cao Jun $30,000
  4. Dairy Workers Union $27,200
  5. Road Transport Trust $20,000
  6. Fletcher Building $20,000
  7. SFWU $20,000
  8. Meatworkers Union $18,000

Greens

  1. Fletcher Building $20,000
  2. Seven Green MPs – $15,000 to $17,500 each
  3. Christoper Marshall $16,500
  4. Bryan Forde $15,200
  5. Forbes Elworthy $15,035

National

  1. Susan Chou $100,000
  2. Gallagher Group $86,005
  3. Antoines Restaurant $60,000
  4. Oravida 56,600
  5. Chris Parkin $55,000
  6. Todd Corp $50,000
  7. Citi Financial Group $50,000
  8. Team McMillan $35,000
  9. Graeme Douglas $30,000
  10. Road Transport Trust $30,000
  11. Garth Barfoot $22,000
  12. Contue Jinwan Enterprise Group $21,600
  13. The 123 Mart Ltd $20,000
  14. Fletcher Building $20,000
  15. Xiao Miao Fan $19,413
  16. Janette Brocklehurst $16,685
  17. Grant Biel $15,500
  18. Yaxun Zhang $15,113

 

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26 Responses to “2011 Party Donation returns”

  1. SalParadise (54 comments) says:

    Fletcher Building was feeling very generous last year.

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  2. holysheet (192 comments) says:

    what happened to winston first? no donors listed.

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  3. bhudson (4,720 comments) says:

    Can’t help but feel that Don Brash got a good deal

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  4. dubya (200 comments) says:

    Poor Louis Crimp!

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5708279/Banks-a-twerp-says-ACT-Party-backer

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  5. Alan Johnstone (908 comments) says:

    Who is Susan Chou ?

    [DPF: She is a businesswoman. She has also donated significantly to charity and was a minor donor to Labour when they were in Government]

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  6. david (2,482 comments) says:

    Good question Alan,and one which a bunch of elves working like dervishes in the dirtroom of the Labour Party HQ will ansqwer for you on the morrow. You can already the envision the fevered brows as they dig through company share records and diresctor lists looking to see if any remote connections can be established (real or imagined.) I hope they brought long candles with them to light their way through the long night of research in the interests of our country.

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  7. Griff (6,263 comments) says:

    Xiao Miao Fan $19,413
    Yaxun Zhang $15,113
    Not being xenophobic
    Who/wot

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  8. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Gotta love the fletchers donations – to anyone except the hippies

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  9. kowtow (6,690 comments) says:

    Parliament for sale!

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  10. calendar girl (1,108 comments) says:

    Fletchers 5 x $20k to the 5 parties listed. Why can’t the company decide where its best interests lie?

    [DPF: I think their argument would be they are supporting democracy]

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  11. pq (728 comments) says:

    Major donator to ACT Louis Crimp was a shabby builder from Invercargill, and now owns a major part of the Christchurch Casino.
    Casino, donations to centre right parties, does that ring a bell.

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  12. pq (728 comments) says:

    the seven green MP’s should say their names,

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  13. cows4me (248 comments) says:

    Probably proves you can throw as much loot at a party as you like and it will not make a scrap of difference when it comes to election day. The left can howl all they like about big donations but you only have to look at ACTs war chest to dispel that myth.

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  14. kyotolaw (52 comments) says:

    We need more companies like Fletchers, Todd Corp and Skycity (for the mayoralty) to donate to all serious candidates. Yes, its a bob each way, but they just saved us from funding the parties out of our taxes.

    This is real corporate citizenship.

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  15. Mark (1,301 comments) says:

    Acts mp’s per $ was disastrous and one wonders whether it may get worse in the next week or so

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  16. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,667 comments) says:

    I’d wager a couple of good bottles of Barossa shiraz that Winston First’s return is false.

    He will have had a wealthy person seeking favours funnelling funds somewhere along the line.

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  17. Nick K (916 comments) says:

    Where are the CONservatives?

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  18. big bruv (12,327 comments) says:

    I agree with Adolf. Let’s hope one member of our media starts digging into the affairs of Winston Peters.

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  19. kowtow (6,690 comments) says:

    The media don’t want to go after Winnie as he’s not seen to be propping up the gummint. He’s essentially a waste of time.They will scalp Banks, and he looks like he deserves to be.

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  20. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,667 comments) says:

    kowtow@ 7:51

    His political and media handling of this episode have been abominable and inept but so far the hard evidence would have it that he’s in the clear.

    Now what else have you got?

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  21. Chuck Bird (4,402 comments) says:

    “Where are the CONservatives?”

    Good question. Where are the MSM?

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  22. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    Not PC had a good article on this very issue:

    I noted that the Gallagher Group & Fletcher Building are generous to political parties. PC highlighted:

    The problem is not with the donations themselves. The problem lies with the power politicians have to deliver those special privileges.

    Or to put it another way: The problem is not chiefly that policy might follow donations, but that politicians have the power to deliver the policies favoured or asked for by special interests.

    And the problem with political donations is …

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  23. cubit (356 comments) says:

    Ah ACT. The best politician money can buy!

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  24. Tom Barker (92 comments) says:

    The ACT donors have every right to expect at least a partial refund on their donations, given the quality of the result. Does Trade Practices legislation apply in this situation?

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  25. Paulus (2,292 comments) says:

    But Winston is an honourable man – so he would not tell a lie (or lay straight in bed).
    Honest – Pigs might fly.

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  26. backster (2,000 comments) says:

    I would have thought Zena warrior princess and Robyn Malcolm might have shelled out to the Greens to display the courage of their convictions instead of trespassing on International Shipping.

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