PM's gift list revealed: Karaoke, meatpacks and a ceramic fish

By Kate Shuttleworth

Prime Minister John Key. File photo / Brett Phibbs
Prime Minister John Key. File photo / Brett Phibbs

A karaoke machine, a bicycle, a ceramic fish and a meatpack were among the weird and wonderful gifts Prime Minister John Key received last year.

Mr Key received the bicycle and the karaoke machine from the President of the Philippines, among 20 gifts the Prime Minister noted on the Register of Pecuniary interests, released today .

Some of his gifts had a common theme - he received a Champions 460 driver golf club from Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wejuran, a round of golf with Greg Norman from Duco Events Ltd, a set of golf clubs from Dunlop and annual memberships at Omaha Golf Club and Clearwater Golf Club. The gifts, predominantly from leaders while travelling overseas, included a model dragon boat from Chinese officials and a hand-carved chess set from the President of Chile.

Education Minister Hekia Parata did not register receiving any gifts.

The register showed that of the 121 MPs, 71 declared an interest in a trust and 67 declared an interest in more than one property.

Eleven MPs owned five properties or more.

Internal Affairs Minister and MP for Napier Chris Tremain owned 16 properties including a house in Napier, a family bach in Waipatiki and 14 investment properties across Napier, Hastings and Palmerston North.

He also owned four pieces of land in Waipatiki and Napier

The register also listed independent MP Brendan Horan's 14th share in race horse "In-an-off"'.

Some of what the Prime Minister got:

- Annual membership at the Omaha Beach Golf Club

- Samsung Galaxy tablet from the President of South Korea.

- Galaxy note smartphone and NX200 camera from Samsung Electronics

- Ceramic fish ornament from the President of South Korea

- Champions 460 driver from Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wejuran

- Cufflinks from the President of Chile

- Model of an ancient dragon boat from Polit Bureau of CPC Central Committee China.

- Handcarved chess set, in marble and lapis lazuli from the President of Chile

- Russian Cognac from Russian leader Vladimir Putin

- Set of Srixon golf clubs from Dunlop Sports, Japan

- A bicycle from the President of the Philippines

- Xtreme Diamond Magic Sing karaoke machine from the President of the Philippines

- Round of golf with Greg Norman from Duco Events Ltd

- Meat from CMP Canterbury

- Annual membership at Clearwater Golf Club.

- APNZ

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