Oct 27, 2008

More On The Latest Trust Allegations

The dodgy nature of the Susan Couch Trust has raised real questions around whether Margaret Wilson has been misleading us, or whether she was being misled by Winston. The issue is now on the front page of the Dominion Post.

A trust set up to receive half the misspent $158,000 that NZ First was ordered to repay was not registered till three months after Winston Peters announced he had donated the money to charity, documents reveal.
Now, pressure is mounting on Parliament's Speaker Margaret Wilson to reveal who benefited from the payments.
National Party leader John Key stepped into the row yesterday, saying that Ms Wilson should tell the public where the money had gone.
"It's important to understand that this was money that was owed to the New Zealand taxpayer and arguably it should have been repaid to the New Zealand taxpayer."