COMMENT:

The tale of the three Cabinet ministers and Labour MP who went to Chinese technology company Huawei's corporate box to watch the rugby is just the latest chapter in a history of unfortunate encounters between MPs and corporate boxes.

The latest register of MPs' interests revealed Ministers Stuart Nash, Kelvin Davis, Nanaia Mahuta and MP Kiri Allan had all partaken of the hospitality of Huawei at rugby or rugby league games.

The attraction of inviting MPs and ministers to the corporate box is because it effectively gives the host about two hours of captive audience, to wine, dine and

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