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I Am Hope chair’s National Party donations spark controversy over $24M Gumboot Friday pledge – RNZ 24 May 2024

Summarised by Centrist

Naomi Ballantyne, chairperson of I Am Hope, which recently received a $24 million government pledge for its Gumboot Friday initiative, has faced scrutiny over her donations to the National Party.

Despite allegations of a conflict of interest, Ballantyne and Prime Minister Christopher Luxon have denied any influence on the funding decision, stressing the importance of supporting mental health initiatives.

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