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24 !uly 2014


8L. Pon. uavld CarLer M
Speaker of Lhe Pouse of 8epresenLaLlves
Cfflce of Lhe Speaker
arllamenL 8ulldlngs
WelllngLon

8y emall: davld.carLer[parllamenL.govL.nz


uear Slr,
kLULS1 ICk INVLS1IGA1ICN
1. WlLh regreL we wrlLe Lo brlng Lo your aLLenLlon whaL appears Lo be a breach of Lhe
rules appllcable Lo Members of arllamenL and Lo requesL your offlce Lo lnvesLlgaLe
Lhe maLLer urgenLly.
2. Cur concerns relaLe Lo numerous hoardlngs adverLlslng Mana arLy leader Pone
Parawlra, Lhe Member for 1e 1al 1okerau. We have appended a number of
phoLographs provlded by members of Lhe publlc, some of whlch has been publlshed
on Cameron SalLer's 'Whale Cll' webslLe, hLLp://www.whaleoll.co.nz (Lhe
hoardlngs").
3. ChapLer 11 of Lhe arllamenLary Culdellnes lncorporaLed lnLo Lhe llnanclal and
AdmlnlsLraLlve ollcles and rocesses of Lhe Pouse (Lhe Culdellnes") sLaLes:
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4. We are concerned LhaL Lhe hoardlngs are ln breach of Lhe Culdellnes due Lo Lhe
followlng facLors:
(a) Lhe hoardlngs are placed nexL Lo Lhose of oLher pollLlcal parLles,
(b) Lhe hoardlngs are placed ln areas conLrolled by local auLhorlLles where elecLlon
hoardlngs are permlLLed,
(c) prlnLed on Lhe hoardlngs ls Lhe cresL of Lhe Pouse of 8epresenLaLlves, whlch Lhe
Culdellnes only requlre when an adverLlsemenL has been pald for by Lhe
arllamenLary Servlce,
(d) Lhe hoardlngs have been erecLed wlLhln Lhe deslgnaLed elecLlon regulaLed
perlod, (refer Lo paragraph 11.1 of Lhe Culdellnes), and
(e) whlle Lhe hoardlngs do noL expllclLly urge Lhe publlc Lo voLe for Mr Parawlra or
Lhe Mana arLy, Lhey are llkely Lo fall wlLhln Lhe deflnlLlon of an 'elecLlon
adverLlsemenL' as Lhey would be reasonably regarded as encouraglng or
persuadlng voLers Lo voLe a cerLaln way.
3. We acknowledge Lhe posslblllLy LhaL Mr Parawlra has noL used publlc funds for Lhe
hoardlngs. ln LhaL case, Mr Parawlra appears Lo neverLheless be ln breach of Lhe
Culdellnes. aragraph 6.4 of Lhe Culdellnes (relaLlng Lo Lhe use of CresLs, logos and
Lhe CoaL of Arms) sLaLes (emphasls ln Lhe orlglnal):
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6. We requesL LhaL you:
(a) lnvesLlgaLe and come Lo an oplnlon on wheLher Lhe hoardlngs consLlLuLe
elecLlon adverLlsemenLs,
(b) 8ule wheLher or noL Mr Parawlra ls requlred Lo remove Lhe hoardlngs ln
quesLlon, and
(c) lf Lhe cosLs of Lhe hoardlngs have been pald by Lhe arllamenLary Servlce,
requlre Mr Parawlra Lo refund LhaL amounL.
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7. Should you wlsh Lo dlscuss any of Lhe maLLers ralsed ln Lhls leLLer, please do noL
heslLaLe Lo conLacL me dlrecLly.

?ours falLhfully,
New 2ea|and 1axpayers' Un|on Inc.


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