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MPs' weird and wacky gifts revealed

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 12/04/2016

MPS' WEIRD AND WACKY GIFTS

MPs have to declare the gifts they receive each year in the register of pecuniary interests. Here's some of what this year's register reveals.

THE KARAOKE MACHINE

National list MP Melissa Lee was given a karaoke machine by the outgoing Philippines ambassador.

THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

She might have been a backbencher for much of 2015, but it seems to have allowed Judith Collins to keep up a busy social schedule - she got tickets to the tennis, the Auckland Arts Festival, the Bledisloe Cup, the ANZAC rugby league test, a rugby dinner with Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, an evening with Jimmy Choo, and of course tickets to her nephew Joseph Parker's fight

SOMETHING FOR THE CAT AT HOME

Cabinet minister Nikki Kaye's cat Lily makes frequent appearances on social media. It hasn't gone unnoticed - Kaye scored a cat jungle gym from The Pallet Kingdom

A FERRY FAN?

Attorney-General Chris Finlayson received a sextant from the now out-of-service Interislander ferry Arahura from Kiwirail, complete with commemorative wooden box

THE MUSIC FANS

Labour MP Kris Faafoi got tickets to Elton John's concert. Phil Goff also got tickets to a "music concert", but he didn't say who was playing

THE PM'S CHOPPER RIDES

There were pen sets, coin sets, wrist watches and meat (yes, meat), but John Key also scored eight helicopter rides. Some of those rides also involved a round of golf.

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