Random Impertinent Questions

Since we are leading up to the National Party conference and the media seems to be focusing on donations, it is time for some RIQs.

National insiders say the party is “awash with cash”. Auckland’s Susan Chou, who is linked to a company hoping to buy the Crafar farms, gave $100,000 in May.

One source said the party has been shrewd about fundraising, appealing to people to donate below the threshold once a year, to maximise the amount they could give, while staying anonymous.

I wonder:

What percentage of funds come from the victory fund?

What percentage comes from the presidents fundraising?

What percentage of the target did the president hit?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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