This has totally dominated NZ media this morning except for, as far as I can see the NZ Herald.
The Dom Post/Stuff has it) as does TVNZ
put Nicky Hager’s interview on RNZ this morning ahead of everything
else because he gives the clearest explanation of all (along with
TVNZ’s Andrea Vance).
IS a tax haven.
does not fit the classic definition because it does not spare its own
citizens who have to take the whole burden.
pay next to no tax. If they had to they’d be out of here ‘by
Key and his cronies have made the rules more lax to allow for foreign
trusts (or shell companies) that allow the rich from other countries
to avoid tax, to launder money and hide all sorts of criminal
is into his elbows with this.
knows what his personal role is, but I came across this document
which lists companies that have the
name John Phillip Key in them.
Zealanders shrugged off corruption and dirty politics to vote this
criminal back into power.
Nicky Hager sheds light on the murky world of NZ as tax haven
NZ at heart of Panama money-go-round
EXCLUSIVE - Panama Papers NZ - New Zealand is at the heart of a tangled web of secretive shelf companies and obscure trusts being used by well-heeled South Americans to organise their private wealth, business affairs, and channel their funds around the world.
RNZ's Gyles Beckford, Patrick O'Meara, Jane Patterson, TVNZ's Lee Taylor, Jessica Mutch, Andrea Vance, & Nicky Hager
9 May, 2016
Mr Thompson has more than 30 years experience both as a chartered accountant and a lawyer.
His LinkedIn profile says he worked for Staples Rodway, where he also worked closely with Mossack Fonseca, before co-founding Bentleys in August 2014.
His resume also includes stints at Inland Revenue in the early 1980s, also Allan Hawkin's Equiticorp and law firm Kensington Swan.