NZ First to review donations policy as pressure mounts on PM

By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 10 Feb 2020


The New Zealand First Party "will be reviewing its arrangements for party donations", the party's leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to stand him down as a minister. The Electoral Commission today referred its findings from an investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation to the police, which referred the matter immediately to the Serious Fraud Office.Peters stood aside as Minister of Foreign Affairs in August 2008 under Prime Minister Helen Clark while t...