Political party giving $1M to charities

Posted at 9:26am Sunday 11 Jun, 2017

Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party is giving away $1 million to four Kiwi charities. File photo.

The Opportunities Party has announced their intention to give away $1 million of their own money to four charities.

The announcement came in a press release regarding taxpayer contributions to political party advertising.

The Opportunities Party says National gets $1.3m, Labour $1m, Greens $500,000, and New Zealand First $400,000 of broadcasting time.

“Even the one-man bands ACT and United Future receive around $100,000 each.”

The Opportunities Party says they have received just $41,000.

“We'd give that money back, but it would just be reallocated to the old establishment parties.”

Instead, they've decided to give away $1 million to four local charities: Women's Refuge, Conservation Volunteers, KidsCan, and Lifeline.

New Zealanders can cast a vote on the party's website for whichever charity they would like to support. Each vote contributes $3 towards one of the four charities.

However, they will have to sign-up to the party's mailing list in order to vote.

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@ Papamoaner

Posted on 15-06-2017 20:20 | By MISS ADVENTURE

Of course, should you believe all teh media reports written inhouse and simply printed. The results achieved are nothing special of different to any in a similar role. The rash decision to enter politics is not one of his better ones for sure, but I guess he wants a bit of lime light, if hes paying who cares.


Posted on 13-06-2017 10:30 | By Papamoaner

I agree 100%. The man is well intended and visionary and I wish him the best of luck.

@ James 2

Posted on 12-06-2017 21:38 | By Tgaboy

Have you been to hear this guy talk? He's actually got some pretty socially responsible policies. I would encourage anyone to hear what Gareth presents. I don't think Gareth is actually passionate about politics, more passionate about wanting to help sort out our countries woes and even out inequality. Refreshingly, I would even suggest that he makes more sense than some of our seasoned politicians.


Posted on 11-06-2017 20:23 | By A Thought

From Top to bottom you have not been around enough to warrant any more from taxpayer funding.If you are serious of sitting in Parliament Chambers Gareth which I think you would soon become completely bored and frustrated if you got there.

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