Winston denies paying Hone’s fine

June 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Current and former MPs and “ordinary people” banded together to pay the $632 fine received last year for defying police at a 2012 Auckland housing protest.

But while one of his Mana Party contenders claims Winston Peters was among the donors, Mr Harawira will not name them, even though it appears he is required to do so under parliamentary rules. …

But last week at a public meeting of Housing NZ tenants in Grey Lynn, the sole nominee for Mana Party candidate for Tamaki Makaurau, Kereama Pene, said: “Our Mana leader was dragged out of his car in GI.

He got done for it. Do you know who paid his $500 fine?”

Someone called out “Kim Dotcom!”.

But Mr Pene said: “No, it was worse than that, much worse than that, it was Winston Peters.”

I have to say that it seems unlikely.

However, the fine, including costs, is large enough to require disclosure under the rules for Parliament’s Register of Pecuniary Interests because it was paid by someone other than Mr Harawira.

The rules also require the identity of those paying off MPs’ debts to be declared.

Mr Harawira last night refused to comment on what he said was a “petty” matter.

Following the petty rules is only for white MOFOs!

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18 Responses to “Winston denies paying Hone’s fine”

  1. JMS (303 comments) says:

    But Mr Pene said: “No, it was worse than that, much worse than that, it was Winston Peters.”

    Or some comedian paid it using that name for a laugh.

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  2. burt (7,820 comments) says:

    Following the petty rules is only for white MOFOs!

    Rich white MOFO’s are the root cause of all the problems in NZ, unless they donate to Mana – then you get into bed with them !

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  3. burt (7,820 comments) says:

    It’s not possible that Winston paid this fine, he’s a man of principle and honour and if he had a spare ~$600 he would have used it to pay back some of the $158,000 he owes tax payers from 2005.

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  4. RRM (9,468 comments) says:

    Why does any MP need help paying a $632 fine?

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  5. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (788 comments) says:

    RRM (9,152 comments) says:
    June 3rd, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    Why does an MP need help paying a $632 fine?

    You see RRM, uncle Hone is poor.

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  6. burt (7,820 comments) says:

    RRM

    I suspect Hone was refusing to pay for it because it symbolises white oppression of his people. It reminds him of the days when white people moved in with lots of money and his people were foolish enough to trust them and sell out to them – Doh !

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  7. ross411 (220 comments) says:

    I fail to see much in this so far. It’s third hand information. The real question is, what can we as concerned citizens do, to get Hone to declare this? Do we have any recourse?

    Winston Peters of course may be one of the most obviously corrupt politicians of our time, what with the way he and his complicit party members pushed Winston’s partner’s employer’s product in parliament.. and then there is of course the $158000 of taxpayer money he misappropriated and has not returned. And moreover, the TAB scandal..

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  8. NK (1,070 comments) says:

    Winston doesn’t even pay rates, so he wouldn’t pay someone else’s fine.

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  9. Tarquin North (135 comments) says:

    Drag him up in front of the priveleges committee and make him talk.

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  10. ross411 (220 comments) says:

    Tarquin North (12 comments) says:
    June 3rd, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Drag him up in front of the priveleges committee and make him talk.

    And how can we get that to happen? Would calling an MP do anything? Or would they just go “yeah no thank you for calling bubbye now”.

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  11. Tarquin North (135 comments) says:

    One would hope for a better out come. I’m sure there are a few M.P’s who would like to see him go for a skate. Perhaps friendly Brendan might go for the quinella?

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  12. freethinker (681 comments) says:

    Perhapas the speaker could suggest suspending Hone till he fesses up.

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  13. burt (7,820 comments) says:

    RRM

    Why does any MP need help paying a $632 fine?

    Why do the highly paid politicians of the Labour party insist on spending money extracted from low paid workers on political advertising rather than their own money ?

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  14. Longknives (4,464 comments) says:

    Harawira is also claiming that his trip to South Africa for Mandela’s Funeral (Though he reportedly never actually ‘went’ to the funeral- go figure!) was also funded by “donations”.
    What the heck does he do with his 160k??

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  15. radvad (666 comments) says:

    Once again “ordinary” people get a mention and once again the self serving politician is not challenged to define who an ordinary person is.
    In reality, either none of us are “ordinary” or we all are. I go for the former.

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  16. bc (1,334 comments) says:

    Am I missing something? Hone is paid enough – more than enough really, considering what he does.
    Why can’t he pay his own damn fine.

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  17. bc (1,334 comments) says:

    Oh see RRM beat me to it. Carry on!

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  18. G152 (152 comments) says:

    Perhapas the speaker could suggest suspending Hone till he fesses up.

    The trouble with that is catching him actually in Parliament. He’s never there on days with a “Y” in them

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