Tumeke’s slush fund diagram is going to have to become a billboard at this rate. Phil Kitchin at the Dom Post reveals the “National Campaign Account” for NZ First and how in 2003 there was a $10,000 cash donation made anonymously.
Cash donations of that magnitude are almost unheard of I would say. So the known funding sources now are:
- To the Spencer Trust
- To Brian Henry for legal bills
- To NZ First directly, breaking large donations into a series of small ones
- To the Winston Peters Fighting Fund
- To the National Campaign Account, as cash
There are also allegations of some highly unusual practices involving cheques which are never cashed. The list may grow further yet!