List of Prime Minister’s gifts made public

The New Zealand parliament has unveiled a list of gifts given to the Prime Minister in the last year.

The list includes tickets to sports events, music concerts, and event helicopter rides.

Each year the office of the Speaker releases the Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests for all Members of Parliament. It is essentially a list of gifts and assest MP’s have.

This years list shows that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a range of gifts, including tickets to Elton John’s concert, and U2 – with those tickets gifted by lead singer Bono.

Other gifts included products from Loreal, a lifetime subscription to TIME magazine, and tickets to Warriors and All Blacks matches.

National leader Simon Bridges also scored free tickets to U2, and tickets to the Bledisloe cup.

Interesting, helicopter flights were a theme amongst National MPs, with nine declaring they were gifted free rides.

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