Property builders and enterprise homeowners present monetary backing to mayoral contender

Christchurch mayoral candidate Phil Mauger has released a list of 10 donors, but it’s not a full list.


Christchurch mayoral candidate Phil Mauger has launched a listing of 10 donors, nevertheless it’s not a full listing.

A luxurious automobile vendor, property builders and enterprise homeowners are among the many monetary backers of Christchurch mayoral hopeful Phil Mauger.

Mayoral candidates are legally required to call the supply of any donations over $1500, however don’t have to take action till after the October 8 election.

Regardless of this, Mauger revealed a listing of 10 donors this week – however it isn’t the total listing.

There are others who need to stay non-public at this level, he mentioned, and didn’t reply when requested what number of donors have given him greater than $1500.

Meates has refused to launch his donors’ names earlier than the election.

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He mentioned he intentionally doesn’t know who his donors are, to “forestall any compromise” in the course of the marketing campaign.

Meates mentioned his fundraiseing supervisor has assured him no donations had been created from any political events.

Mauger’s donor listing consists of long-time McDonald’s franchise homeowners Bruce and Madeline Davis, managing director of luxurious automobile vendor Euromarque Angus Cockram, and property investor and developer Lilly Cooper, who owns The Colombo mall and is growing a purchasing centre in Rolleston.

Christchurch mayoral candidates David Meates, left, and Phil Mauger have differing views on campaign donors.


Christchurch mayoral candidates David Meates, left, and Phil Mauger have differing views on marketing campaign donors.

Harcourts Worldwide board chairman Paul Wright and his spouse Jill are additionally donors, together with lawyer Ingrid Taylor, automobile dealerership Gary Cockram Ltd, property developer Lindsay O’Donnell, and property investor Angus McFarlane.

Two different Mauger donors listed are Paul Currie, who Mauger mentioned was an outdated household good friend of his spouse, and Paul Johnston, who owns Johnston Civil Ltd, a civil works firm based mostly in Selwyn.

Mauger wouldn’t say how a lot these donors had given to his marketing campaign, nevertheless it was greater than $1500. He mentioned he would launch that element after the election.

There have been extra individuals who had donated over $1500 to his marketing campaign, however they wished to stay non-public at this level, Mauger mentioned, and can change into public after the election.

“That’s their alternative.”


Ten males and one girl assume they’ve what it takes to change into Christchurch’s subsequent mayor.

Mauger mentioned he had not and wouldn’t settle for any donations from political events, and that he was campaigning on regaining the belief of individuals within the council.

“I additionally imagine in transparency, so naming my supporters suits with that.”

Meates mentioned his staff appointed a fundraising supervisor to make sure an entire separation between himself and donors to forestall any compromise in the course of the marketing campaign.

“I’ve requested my fundraiser if we now have had any help from any political occasion and the reply was ‘no’.

“I’m targeted on participating throughout the group with none political bias.”

His fundraising supervisor had instructed him there had been greater than 100 donations to his marketing campaign from proper throughout the group.

Meates mentioned he would adjust to all of the electoral necessities by way of declaring donors.

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