The Serious Fraud Office has announced that they are now investigating the NZ First Foundation. This comes after an announcement by the SFO had received a referral by police regarding the foundation five days ago. National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett says that NZ First leader Winston Peters should stand down.
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Simon Bridges denies involvement with National Party Donations charges
National Party leader Simon Bridges maintains that he was not involved with the National Party donations that resulted in the Serious Fraud Office laying charges. In a statement the SFO says, The Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges today against four people in relation to donations paid into a National Party electorate bank account. The defendants are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court on 25 February. The SFO will not make any further comment until any name suppression issues have been dealt with. This is part of an investigation triggered by former National MP Jami-Lee Matenga Ross releasing phone recordings of a conversation he had with Simon Bridges regarding the allocation of donations received by the National Party. Te Ao Māori News reached out to the SFO to confirm if Bridges was one of the four and they refused to comment beyond their statement. Efforts to reach Jamie-Lee Matenga Ross have been unsuccessful so far.
Have you been cyber-scammed?
13,000 instances of online scams and $33mil in losses were reported to NetSafe by New Zealanders last year. Total losses have tripled since 2017.
Waitangi Trust CEO denies mistakes were made
The Waitangi Trust CEO Greg McManus acknowledges that they need to take responsibility for the $1.2 million taken from the trust by a former staffer, but doesn’t believe mistakes were made on their end.
Manager admits $1.2mil Waitangi fraud
A former employee of the Waitangi National Trust has pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.
Tuku Morgan calls for individual at centre of SFO to stand down
A former advisor of the Māori King, Tukoroirangi Morgan is calling for the individual at the centre of an Serious Fraud Office investigation into the office of the King to stand down until the investigation is completed.
Tribe should have mandate if fraud proven- Tuku Morgan
Tukoroirangi Morgan says the King’s office should be placed under the mandate of the tribe if fraud is proven after the Office of the Māori King was today searched by the Serious Fraud Office.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: SFO swoops on Māori King's office
The Office of the Māori King has officially confirmed it has been searched by the Serious Fraud Office this morning.
Outcome measurements needed for Treaty payments with conditions – ACT Leader
Act Leader David Seymour is calling for measurements to be put in place to account for Treaty settlement funding when it is allocated for a specific purpose. He says it is unclear if the $18-million funding provided so far to Te Arawa River Iwi Trust to clean up the Waikato River is being used for the reason it was given.
Buyers warned of fake 24k Magic tickets
Ticket holders are being warned to beware after reports of people being turned away from the Bruno Mars concert in Auckland last night.