The large donors

July 10th, 2014 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

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This tables shows the large (over $30,000) donors to the parties since 2011. It does show quite dramatically where the big money is.

Note the figure for Colin Craig includes a donation in 2012 for around $1.6 million which was effectively for the previous campaign. However as recorded in 2012, I’ve included it.

Very interesting that NZ First claims not to have had a single large donor. They’ve claimed this in the past and it has turned out to be false, so I am naturally suspicious.

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19 Responses to “The large donors”

  1. Chris2 (766 comments) says:

    No large donations from the Unions to Labour declared?

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  2. duggledog (1,559 comments) says:

    Chris2

    +1

    And just look at the donations to the Conservative Party. By crikey those jokers are serious.

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  3. bluecitrus (2 comments) says:

    You’re missing all the Green MPs who contribute via tithe. The tithes certainly add up to more than $30,000 since 2011, albeit not done in a sum of more than $30,000 in one financial year.

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  4. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Time for a royal commission. If they can send Rolf Harris to jail it’s not too late for Winston.

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  5. calendar girl (1,242 comments) says:

    Labour’s “large” donations 55% higher than National’s. I hope Cunliffe, Parker, Mallard & Co remember that when they start complaining about National’s rich backers. They won’t, of course.

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  6. duggledog (1,559 comments) says:

    I can’t think of a worse decision to make as a business owner, than to donate to a political party that is clearly out of favour with the vast majority of kiwis. Mind you Les Mills is frequented by sleek inner city mildly bi-curious Adonis’s with soft hands and saucy moms in lycra, neither species of which you would associate with ordinary kiwis.

    It reminds me of Mazda sponsoring Campbell Live. I wouldn’t associate my business with something so clearly partisan, especially if it’s new cars, the purchasers of which aren’t normally drowning in poverty

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  7. dirty harry (502 comments) says:

    No donations to NZ First. Liar Liar pants on fire Winston…how do you lie straight in bed?

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  8. Tarquin North (305 comments) says:

    I’d donate some money to the Greens if they’d go away. On a slightly different subject, I wonder who they are going to push down the list to accomodate their new poster girl – all will be revealed by the highest bidding womans magazine, coming to your local newstand very soon.

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  9. hannity (152 comments) says:

    Looks like DPF is preparing the way for National to finally come clean on the source of their donations.
    ‘Bout time.

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  10. David Garrett (7,318 comments) says:

    Winston Peters….by far the biggest charlatan in New Zealand politics…thank God Father Time is catching up with him…

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  11. David Garrett (7,318 comments) says:

    ..Meanwhile Hone the Racist apologises for calling the alleged sexual attack by the diplomat “bugger all’….and his bedmate (Ewwww…) Laila tells the alleged victim to “Kia Haha” (sic.)

    No, it’s not “just a typo”…if anyone – let alone a poli – wishes to polish their bona fides or curry favour by using words in another language they had better get it right..in Tongan for example, a mere change in emphasis on syllables in a word changes “a hug” to “a big shit”…

    JFK apparently said “I am a sausage” when he was trying to say “I am a citizen of Berlin”

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  12. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    I haven’t heard the “I am a sausage” version, probably confused with a joke variant “Ich bin ein Frankfurter”.

    There were claims what he said meant “I am a doughnut” (or jelly doughnut – Pfannkuchen), but that’s been dismissed as wrong.

    Since the President was not literally from Berlin but only declaring his solidarity with its citizens, “Ich bin ein Berliner” was not only correct, but the only way to express what the President wanted to say.

    – Eichhoff, Jürgen (1993). “‘Ich bin ein Berliner': A History and Linguistic Clarification”. Monatshefte für den deutschen Unterricht, deutsche Sprache und Kultur

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  13. hj (7,033 comments) says:

    If NZ First gets over 5% that’s good bang for buck?
    How much does it cost to run a website?
    Interesting poll results on immigration. Andrea Vance is telling the country no one cares whereas TV3 says 62% want to “restrict” immigration. S Russell says restrict doesn’t mean anything as it is already restricted. Try telling that to someone with a heart problem “your blood flow is “restricted”.”Oh well that’s alright, it’s already “restricted”!

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  14. hj (7,033 comments) says:

    Winston Peters….by far the biggest charlatan in New Zealand politics…thank God Father Time is catching up with him…
    …..
    how can you say that when we have an administration running a population ponzi scheme for the construction sector.

    The BNZ Chief Economist’s view on the Auckland House Prices

    In BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander’s weekly overview, Auckland house prices are set to move upwards nicely. Here are his 19 reasons why:
     
    1. Auckland did not enter the 2008 recession then late-2008 into 2009 global financial crisis with an over-supply of property. Shortages of personnel constrained house construction from 2004 through 2008.
    2. The shortage has become worse in the past four years and last year annual consent numbers were at a four decade low.
    3. The government is explicitly aiming to grow Auckland’s population as a means of achieving “agglomeration” benefits for economic growth which accrue from high interaction amongst economic players.

    http://www.davidwhitburn.com/blogs/auckland-house-prices-to-rise-over-10-in-2013/

    rom The NZ Initiative

    Agglomeration
    It is well established that cities tend to be more economically efficient than non-urban areas when measured by wages and productivity. These are called agglomeration benefits, or the positive spill
    -over effects thatcome from positioning firms and workers closer together. Advocates for compact cities have taken this as support for the measures to increase population density. However, the report shows:

    prominent urban economists, both internationally and in New Zealand, remain cautious about
    correlating population density and productivity together. The emerging literature on the topic agrees that they occur, not why they occur.

    should the population-productivity relationship exist, work by Motu Economic and Policy Research in New Zealand suggests dramatic increases in density would yield only marginal increases in productivity. Auckland’s population would have to double (100 per cent increase) to lift productivity 6.9 per cent.

    economic research in Europe shows negative spill-over effects from higher population densities can eclipse the benefits of agglomeration. This was seen in the Netherlands, where outlying regions saw greater productivity growth than urban areas (often cited as ideal examples of compact development) due in part to higher congestion in cities

    http://nzinitiative.org.nz/site/nzinitiative/files/publications/Up%20or%20Out%20-%20Report%20Summary.pdf

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  15. David Garrett (7,318 comments) says:

    Thank you PG.. what would we do without your encyclopaedic knowledge of verbal blunders??

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  16. thedavincimode (6,800 comments) says:

    National & ACT: still funded by their rich cronies.

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  17. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    “And just look at the donations to the Conservative Party. By crikey those jokers are serious.”

    KimDotcom $3,250,000. Crikey!

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  18. Redbaiter (9,098 comments) says:

    Interesting that a lot of the Conservative Party’s money has come at the expense of National. My guess is the progressive John Key and his homosexual marriage clique have turned a lot of traditional Nat supporters to the Conservatives.

    As Terry Wallbank says about one $500,000 donation from donors who were previously National supporters-

    This donation is very damaging for National and is probably the best ever advertising the Conservative Party could ever get. As a result of these well-established National Party supporters bailing on National and donating huge money to the Conservatives, a very strong message is sent to other disaffected National Party supporters. We are not talking about Craig’s own personal money here, we’re talking about someone else’s money; this really gives the Conservative Party credibility, especially when it is coming from a prominent businessman and his wife.

    http://www.theconservative.co.nz/?q=node/834

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  19. Pete George (23,591 comments) says:

    “Interesting that a lot of the Conservative Party’s money has come at the expense of National.”

    I don’t see anything that suggests that. Would Colin Craig and the Days have donated the same amounts to National if there was no Conservative Party?

    It looks like additional money being piled into the Conservatives, not moved from other party support.

    And in the end if Conservatives manage to win a few seats – most likely only possible if assisted by National – then National are expected to potentially benefit from all that money.

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