I was adding the Register of Pecuniary Interests of New Zealand MPs to my Civic NZ page (where I’m slowly getting my head around what public information is available about Parliamentary business and the timing and format of release) and thought I’d share it here too.
The register lists the financial assets (such as houses, farms and superannuation schemes) and debts (such as mortgages and loans) of our Members of Parliament. The latest was published in January 2013.
It feels slightly prurient (albeit fascinating) reading the Register but it’s a necessary tool that allows we, the people, to satisfy ourselves whether our representatives could have any conflicts of interest or financial bias.
- Summary of additional returns received in 2013
- Summary of additional information received from members for the year ended 31 January 2013