Making Peter Goodfellow look Good

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The National party conference will be a major thank Peter Goodfellow exercise, with everyone saying “can I acknowledge Peter” yet none will know what he has done or how far behind Judy Kirk as a president.

There will be a large trophy donation announced at conference, so it looks like Peter is doing his job not just taxing electorates. The problem for Peter is that after nearly five years in power National haven’t delivered to donors so donors aren’t taking his calls or going to his events any more. He is now relying on two legally dubious fundraising methods, auctions and selling dinners with the Prime Minister. Both tactics thy appear to have picked up from Labour. 

Auctions are used by National to skirt around the election donations rules. Someone bids a lot of money for some object of limited value and it doesn’t have to be recorded by National as over a declarable threshold. National skirts the laws and picks up two anonymous donations, one from the person that gave the auction item, and one by the person that buys the auction item.

Word in political circles is that the most money for National is now coming from Chinese donors buying dinner with the PM, often through auctions so it is undeclarable. Very wealthy Chinese immigrants drop a stack of cash for the dinner with the PM and Goodfellow looks good.

Luckily for Peter Goodfellow Labour and the Greens are too stupid to look into his fundraising. But then again their own methods of fundraising are probably even more suspect.

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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. 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.

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