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MONEY GAMES

The good news is that people associated with parliament’s biggest party, National, and its most powerful, New Zealand First, are under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Charges have already been laid against the former lot.

This is a big change from the past 20 years, when the authorities’ most common response to alleged wrongdoing by the political class was to publicly acknowledge it had happened but declare it “not in the public interest” to do anything about it.

The seriousness with which the Electoral Commission, police and

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