4 Feb 2020

NZ First Foundation donor thought they were giving to party

From Checkpoint, 5:44 pm on 4 February 2020

A company who made donations to the New Zealand First Foundation says it thought it was donating to the New Zealand First Party.

Documents seen by RNZ show from 2017 to 2019, the mysterious foundation bankrolling New Zealand First had a pattern of receiving donations just under the $15,000 threshold, after which donors names are made public.

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says his party has done everything by the book.

Mr Peters refused to answer questions on the revelations at Waitangi, criticising media for turning Waitangi into a "political farce".

RNZ political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.