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Should Judith Collins step down as a minister?

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Judith Collins, National Party MP and Minister of Justice. Photo / Michael Craig, Herald on Sunday
Judith Collins, National Party MP and Minister of Justice. Photo / Michael Craig, Herald on Sunday

Oravida donated $30,000 to the National Party just days after Chinese authorities granted the firm the clearance for its milk imports that it had sought NZ Government assistance to gain, says NZ First leader Winston Peters.

Mr Peters released a document from Chinese border control agency AQSIQ to support his claim as Prime Minister John Key said he was pulling his embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins out of the firing line over the long running Oravida conflict-of-interest affair.

Ms Collins has faced weeks of questions over her visit to China late last year when she had a "private" dinner in Beijing with Oravida's bosses and an unnamed Chinese border control official.

The Opposition claims the dinner was about Ms Collins going to bat for the company that employs her husband, after it had asked for ministerial assistance to overcome obstacles to its milk exports to China following the Fonterra botulism scare.

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"Absolutely. I am a National supporter and I will state she has done a great job over the years, but the national party's image is being tarnished by this recent scandal."

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"I, and many others, are so sick and tired of hearing day after day. This whole saga is being dragged on and on by the opposition. This is just gutter politics."

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