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Trevor Mallard’s tidy Trade Me ticket profit
New Zealand Herald – ‎3 hours ago‎

By APNZ staff The students who bought tickets to Wellington’s Homegrown music festival from Labour MP Trevor Mallard for an inflated price have turned down his offer to buy them back. Mr Mallard came under fire today after he made a profit by 

Mallard’s tickets: it’s not a good look
Stuff.co.nz (blog) – ‎8 hours ago‎

Many of us have been in the situation where we buy tickets for something, and then can’t attend. Once upon a time you’d give the tickets away to friends. Since the popularisation of the Internet, there has been an alternative.

Mallard defends ticket ‘scalping’
TVNZ – ‎9 hours ago‎

Labour MP Trevor Mallard is defending selling four tickets to a popular music festival on Trade Me. Mallard, who was responsible for introducing anti-scalping laws in time for the Rugby World Cup when Labour was in power, has faced questions after he 

MP accused of ticket scalping
TVNZ – ‎17 hours ago

Nick Potts, Laura Signal and Stuart Garner bought tickets for this weekend’s Homegrown event from Trevor Mallard and paid a lot more than face value. There is nothing illegal in on-selling tickets. – Source: Fairfax Labour MP Trevor Mallard has been 

Red-faced MP tries to give back cash
MSN NZ News – ‎2 hours ago‎

After being scorned by government MPs, Labour’s Trevor Mallard is trying to refund the money he made by selling tickets to a sold-out local music festival for nearly double their face value. The Hutt South MP sold four tickets to the Homegrown festival 

Mallard fronts on profiting from ticket scalping
3News NZ – ‎2 hours ago‎

Should the Labour Party MP have sold his concert tickets on TradeMe at a fairly tidy profit? The tickets were for Homegrown, a New Zealand music festival on the Wellington waterfront featuring everyone from Shihad to Che Fu, Fat Freddy’s Drop to 

Shearer says ticket sale was unwise
Radio New Zealand – ‎3 hours ago

Labour Party leader David Shearer says his MP Trevor Mallard was unwise to sell tickets for a music festival for more than their original value. Mr Mallard is under fire for the Trademe sale after he sponsored legislation outlawing ticket scalping in 

Mallard breaking his own scalping laws
3News NZ – ‎4 hours ago

By Tova O’Brien Labour MP Trevor Mallard found his credibility up for sale on TradeMe today until the website’s administrator stepped in to withdraw the listing. While the listing was a joke it was not the only one at Mr Mallard’s expense.

Mallard gets ribbing over ticket ‘scalping’
The Dominion Post – ‎7 hours ago‎

PRICEY EVENT: Nick Potts, Laura Signal and Stuart Garner bought tickets for this weekend’s Homegrown event from Trevor Mallard and paid a lot more than face value. There is nothing illegal in on-selling tickets. Embarrassed over an alleged case of 

Mallard offers refund after scalping claims
Otago Daily Times – ‎7 hours ago‎

Labour MP Trevor Mallard has offered to buy back tickets to Wellington’s Homegrown music festival after being criticised for making a profit from his online auction sale. Tickets for the sold-out event on Saturday originally sold for $95 each, 


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