The major donors so far

From the Electoral Commission:

  1. Gareth Morgan to TOP $1,400,000
  2. Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (NZ) Ltd to National $150,000
  3. E Tu Union to Labour $120,000
  4. Hon Robert Smellie to Labour $115,000
  5. Alpha Laboratories to National $112,000
  6. Dame Jenny Gibbs to ACT $106,200
  7. Alan Gibbs to ACT $100,000
  8. Bruce Plested to Maori Party $100,000
  9. NZ Dairy Workers Union to Labour $100,000
  10. Karl Maughan to Labour $60,000
  11. Lianna Hagaman to National $57,616
  12. Heartland Bank to National $57,400
  13. Barry Colman to National $56,000
  14. HWM (NZ) Holdings to National 55,000
  15. Phillip Mills to Labour $50,000
  16. De Yi Shi to National $50,000
  17. Carrus Ltd to National $50,000
  18. Rorohara Farms Ltd (Bruce Plested) to Maori Party $50,000
  19. Lane Capital Group to National $50,000
  20. Christopher Reeve to ACT $45,000
  21. Maritime Union to Labour $40,500
  22. Stanley Palner to Labour $39,100
  23. Murray Chandler to ACT $35,000
  24. MF Management Ltd to National $32,000

So by party:

  1. TOP $1,400,000
  2. National $670,016
  3. Labour $524,600
  4. ACT $286,200
  5. Maori Party $150,000

 

No surprise with the large union donations for Labour. Labour’s industrial relations policy is a wet dream for them giving them more power and money than they have had since the 1970s. It is a sweet deal for them.

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