Revealed: The hundreds of gifts accepted by Kiwi politicians

Top shelf liquor, drives in flashy cars, ceramics and even a spike fiddle are among the gifts our politicians have gladly accepted.

They've been declared in the latest register of pecuniary interests of Members of Parliament.

It's a register that holds a wealth of information about members of Parliament including their property, shares and bonds, interests in trusts, debtors and creditors, and overseas travel.

Many of our politicians have accepted a few rugby tickets here and there and the odd helicopter trip, and some have some received some pretty unique items.

Here's a glance over some the gifts our politicians have declared, as of January 31st:

Maggie Barry (Minister for Conservation, Seniors, and Arts, Culture and Heritage, MP for North Shore)

  • Chinese scroll - Minister for the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee of the Peoples' Republic of China (donated to the Parliamentary Collection)

Gerry Brownlee (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Earthquake Commission, MP for Ilam)

  • Two bottles of Mautai whiskey - Deputy Chief of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Staff

Kelvin Davis (MP for Te Tai Tokerau)

  • Parliamentary hunting trip - NZ Game Animal Council

Paul Foster-Bell (List MP)

  • Monogrammed Royal Delft porcelain plate and signed photograph in monogrammed leather frame - Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
  • Meukow Grande Champagne XO Cognac and six assorted bottles of single malt Scotch whiskey - Spirits NZ/Lion Breweries Limited
  • Large bronze sculpted medallion depicting the National Assembly of France - Dr Philippe Vitel, Deputé de la Var

Melissa Lee (National List MP)

  • Ticket to ASB Tennis - Tennis Auckland
  • Calligraphy scroll - Korea Calligraphy Association
  • Silk screen and health products - Alpha Group
  • Scarf and gift bag - Gandhi Nivas
  • Ceramic dish - Visiting academic delegation from Korea

David Seymour (ACT party leader)

  • F5000 laps of Hampton Downs - Greg Thornton, Titan Historic Racing

Dr Jian Yang (National List MP)

  • Erhu, Chinese musical instrument - Richard Lee (also known as a spike fiddle)

Todd McClay (Minister for Trade, State Owned Enterprises, MP for Rotorua)

  • Honorary membership - Arikikapakapa Golf Club
  • Coffee (donated to Rotary charity auction) - PT Santos Jaya Abadi, Indonesia
  • Jewellery box - Sandalwood Museum, China

Paula Bennett (Deputy PM, Minister for Climate Change Issues, Women, Police, State Services and Tourism, MP for Upper Harbour)

  • Tickets to ASB Classic women's tennis semi-finals - Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
  • Tickets to Taupō Summer Concert - Taupō District Council
  • Drive in Formula One car - Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park

Murray McCully (former Minister for Foreign Affairs, MP for East Coast Bays)

  • iPhone 7 - Sir Bani Yas Forum

Mark Mitchell (Minister for Defence, Land Information, MP for Rodney)

  • Tickets to All Blacks vs Australia - SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited
  • Tickets to All Blacks vs Wales - SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited
  • Pen - Japanese Minister

Amy Adams (Minister for Justice, Courts, Social Housing, Social Investment, and HNZC, MP for Selwyn)

  • Handbag - Maggie Barry Dinner Club
  • Coldplay tickets and hospitality - SkyCity Entertainment Group
  • All Blacks tickets and hospitality - Christchurch Stadium Trust

Andrew Little (Leader of the Labour party)

  • Tickets to WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) New Zealand (x2) - WOMAD
  • Tickets to All Blacks vs Wales (x2) and three All Blacks vs Australia games (x2 each game) - New Zealand Rugby Union
  • Anne Tolley (Minister for Social Development, Children, Local Government, MP for East Coast) Tickets to the World of Wearable Arts (x3) - Saunders Unsworth

Judith Collins (Minister for Energy and Resources, Revenue, Ethnic Communities, MP for Papakura)

  • Tickets to Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (x2) - New Zealand Herald Premier Series
  • Tickets to six Vodafone Warriors game (x2 each game) - Vodafone Warriors
  • Tickets to two Joseph Parker fights (x2 each fight) - Sky TV
  • Tickets to Joseph Parker fight (x2) - Parker family
  • Tickets to All Blacks vs Wales (x2)  ASB Tickets to Bledisloe Cup (x2) - ASB
  • Tickets to ASB Women's Tennis (x2)  ASB Tickets to ASB Tennis (x2) - ASB
  • Tickets to Coldplay (x2) - Sky City
  • Tickets to ASB Men's Tennis (x2) - Tennis Auckland


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