Newsroom reports that Winston has stated that NZ First has made $158,000 in secret donations to charities, in lieu of paying The Parliamentary Service as all other parliamentary parties have done in relation to spending identified by the Auditor-General as illegal.
The party set about donating the money to other charities and it is understood that up to 10 have received a slice of the money after approaching the party.
NZ First is not intending to publicly name the charities so they are not put under pressure for accepting the money, but it has provided the list to Ms Wilson.
However nothing stops the media from asking various charities if they have accepted money from NZ First.
So NZ First is the party of transparency which receives secret donations, that then turn out not be a donation at all, and also makes secret donations.