Party donations for 2015

The Electoral Commission has released the 2015 Party Donations and Loans returns, with National well on top and Labour lagging the Greens.

Total donations disclosed:

  • National $1,400,895. 85
  • Green Party $407,978.48
  • Labour $279,134.18
  • ACT Party $162,066.85
  • NZ First $79,620.50
  • Conservatives $39,460.00
  • Maori Party $28.050.00
  • ALCP (Cannabis Party) $1,492.00
  • Internet Party $676.65

Mana, United Future, Ban 1080, NZ Independent Coalition and Democrats for Social Credit had nil returns.

The Internet Party has quickly gone from riches (when Kim Dotocm was piling money in) to rags.

This indicates that Labour are struggling to get donations, getting significantly less than the Greens and nothing from large donations.

Total donations over $15,000:

  • National $214,152.68
  • Greens $237,010.47
  • ACT Party $74,378.25

Details and links to each party’s returns: 2015 PARTY DONATIONS AND LOANS RETURNS

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36 Comments

  1. Klik Bate

     /  5th May 2016

    ….and guess they can’t be too choosy where they come from 😎

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11633960

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  5th May 2016

    ALCP would do well to find a more memorable name. ALCP just doesn’t sound right for a political party, somehow. An acronym like ALP (Allow Cannabis Party) would make more impact. TOKE-The Official Kif Establishment ?

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  3. Iceberg

     /  5th May 2016

    Far be it for me to put the boot in when they’re down, but Labour getting NO donations over 15k tells the story doesn’t it? Even their own MPs don’t believe in them anymore.

    Hopefully Blaze will be on here shortly railing against all the big money going to the Greens. Corruption goddammit.

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    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  5th May 2016

      Over half the Green party donations were from their own MP’s (all the one’s over $15k).

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th May 2016

        No ! Really ? How funny.

        Labour supporters are a miserly lot-very mean !

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        • David

           /  6th May 2016

          Labour supporters are simply far more sensible with their own money than they are with other peoples….

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  6th May 2016

            Well, that is their traditional way of doing this, really.

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  4. Hall

     /  5th May 2016

    Most of Nationals donations came from Chinese property speculators.

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  5. alloytoo

     /  6th May 2016

    I’m not surprised Labour has been systematically alienating most everyone who could be a donor.

    Crims deported from Oz are unlikely to vote, and even less likely to donate big chunks of change

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  6. Ratty

     /  6th May 2016

    What is it with ACT ?

    Cant fill the correct lines in the correct spaces ?

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  7. Zedd

     /  6th May 2016

    Just proves.. money does BUY elections.. just ask ‘The Donald’ 😀

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    • Iceberg

       /  6th May 2016

      Cruz has spent nearly twice what The Donald has. Sanders has outspent Hillary by a few million and Trump by a factor of four.

      Compare Trumps $50ish million so far with McDonalds $1.5Billion ad spend each year for some perspective.

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      • Pantsdownbrown

         /  6th May 2016

        Facts aint really Zedd’s thing…..

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        • Zedd

           /  6th May 2016

          ditto

          OR are real facts.. embarrassing & painful to some ? :/

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          • Iceberg

             /  6th May 2016

            “real facts”

            Oarsome.

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            • Zedd

               /  6th May 2016

              Real fact : “the matrix is all around you !” as is the deeeeep B-S spread by ‘Team Key’ ! 😀

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  6th May 2016

              Be fair, Icy; David Tua really said ‘Olson’ and it’s been proved-but he’s been a really, really good sport about being laughed at for what he supposedly said but didn’t. I see that he even has it on his number plate 😀

            • patupaiarehe

               /  6th May 2016

              @Zedd
              “The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes, to hide you from the truth….”

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