23 May 2014

Collins amends pecuniary interests

2:53 pm on 23 May 2014

Judith Collins has amended her pecuniary interests disclosure on overseas trips she has taken as a minister.

Judith Collins.

Judith Collins. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Last week, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said the Justice Minister had failed to disclose travel and accommodation provided by the Chinese government during her trip there last year.

Prime Minister John Key said at the time that, at worst, Ms Collins would have to amend her declaration to the Registrar of Pecuniary Interests.

She has now done that, acknowledging that some of her accommodation and transportation costs were met by the various governments of countries she visited as a minister.

Ms Collins has listed the trips as two each to China, the United Kingdom, Australia and Switzerland and one each to the United States and Singapore.