A Multi-Million Dollar National Mystery

Substantial mystery surrounds events in the National party over recent years. The first of these events occurred back in 2006 when the relatively unknown John Key rocketed into the party leadership.

National subsequently began a long term love affair with multi-culturalism that saw a massive increase in immigration, with a large number of those immigrants arriving from Communist China. An estimated 200,000 live in Auckland today, in a diaspora so deeply entrenched Auckland Police have even received training from Chicom police.

The country wasn’t logistically ready for such a large influx of people, and for decades now NZ has been struggling to cope. Clogged roads were only the start. It soon became clear that housing was in short supply.

National did little to address the housing supply/ demand issue. John Key was mysteriously too busy trying to remove the Union Jack from the National flag. The groups that drove this attempt to change the flag, a symbol of our British heritage, have never adequately addressed allegations they were backed by Chinese money.

In fact, the full extent of Chicom money influence in NZ politics has never been fully understood. Labour and National were both obliged to remove MPs accused of being Chicom influencers.

Many ex and current National Party MPs have entered into business deals with Chinese investors. A strategy internationally recognised as encouraged by the Chinese Communist Party as a means to improve opportunities for political influence. Recently, Chinese investors were convicted of illegal donations to both major parties.

John Key suddenly left the National party in 2016. In spite of his dislike for the Union Jack, Key accepted a knighthood, and has busied himself in various business activities. Mostly in the financial and banking sector and often with Chinese connections.

Although tensions with Communist China have been increasing in the West, Key has been an enthusiastic advocate of political policies kind to the Chinese communists, and is even on record making light of their penchant for stealing the West’s intellectual property.

Then we had the mystery of Christopher Luxon’s apparently pre-ordained ascendancy to the National leadership. He was Key’s pick for the role, and after a short time “learning the ropes” as they say, became its leader.

Since then Luxon has shown himself to be a poor choice for the leadership role in so many ways. Most notably his abject lack of political awareness, his lack of ideological clarity, and his affection for progressive/ socialist ideas that many think make him far more suited to a role in the Labour party.

(Senior party figures claim that Luxon approached them about joining Labour. While CEO at govt owned Air NZ, Luxon was also the leader of Ardern’s Business Advisory Council. Luxon emphatically denies he discussed joining the Labour party.)

John Key’s friend and ally Nicola Willis has also enjoyed a remarkable rise within National. She has expressed pride in helping Key make Sid Holland’s party more “progressive”. Writing many of Key’s speeches and acting as his “senior political advisor”. There is clearly a strong connection.

Willis was active in the plot to replace Simon Bridges with Todd Muller, and later to replace Judith Collins with Christopher Luxon. After becoming Deputy Leader, she took the Nats into an alliance with Labour to pass legislation that enabled multi-storied blocks of flats to be built amongst houses in the suburbs.

This legislation was opposed by ACT. National’s enthusiastic support, mostly manifested by Willis, was considered a betrayal by many Nat supporters. Since then considerable hostility has been expressed towards National in public meetings. So why did they make such an unpopular move?

Today legacy media runs a story about Auckland housing and reveals that John Key is a business partner with sex industry (strip clubs and brothels) entrepreneur John Chow. The Key/ Chow company (Stonewood Key Capital) is heavily involved in the construction of the kind of high density housing that Labour’s bill cleared the way for. They hope to raise $100 million to build 500 high density houses every year. Big money.

With Luxon sacking Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger for becoming involved in her son’s lengthy dispute with the Ministry of Primary Industry, (for no financial reward) and NZ First’s Shane Jones under a shadow for a $5000 donation from a party later given a $9 million loan from a fund administered by Jones, its mysterious how no one sees anything worth a second look in the string of events outlined above.

Namely the entanglement of the National Party, John Key, and the Chinese communist Party. Not to mention National’s mysterious support for a bill that not only annoys many of its traditional supporters, but also alters the demographic make up of NZ’s suburbs to the advantage of the Labour party.

No mystery about the outcome though. After a remarkably coincidental chain of events stretching back to 2006, Stonewood Key Capital are set to make a fortune from here on in.


  • Thanks God, for pointing out the failures of the Key Government. Their record on housing and immigration has been a tragedy for the country.


  • Another beauty, Red. Thank you.
    Yup. It’s been obvious to many of us (some of us?) that National under its current leadership is just another version of Labour. They just have different financial views (or do they?)
    I’m letting my feet do the talking. We’re going back to the UK in Feb. Not that that’s the garden of Eden, but at least they’re not all in for apartheid. I know immigration there ain’t pretty and things are tanking. And they’re much keener in using their right to protest than we are here.

    But such are my feelings about this place, the place of my birth, the place I no longer recognise.


  • There’s a propaganda line that all Chinese immigrants voted National. What a crock.

    NZ with its single layer of executive, is probably amongst the easiest to bribe and corrupt.

    It seems sometimes like a co-ordinated plot. But, perhaps it’s just greed for money that glues these ghouls together.

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    • Greed for money and a co-ordinated plot despite appearances to the contrary sometimes.

      Of course, if they are ghouls glued together then of course the glue is gou-lash. Perhaps it is Hungary’s fault as it invented goulash? George Soros was from there originally so makes some sense.


  • A New York Times best selling book that hasn’t received much coverage in NZ’s legacy media.


    Peter Schweizer says that, in a quarter-century as an investigative journalist, this is the scariest investigation he has ever conducted. That the Chinese government seeks to infiltrate American institutions is hardly surprising. What is wholly new, however, are the number of American elites who are eager to help the Chinese dictatorship in its quest for global hegemony.

    Presidential families, Silicon Valley gurus, Wall Street high rollers, Ivy League universities, even professional athletes—all willing to sacrifice American strength and security on the altar of personal enrichment.

    In Red-Handed, six-time New York Times bestselling investigator Peter Schweizer presents his most alarming findings to date by revealing the secret deals wealthy Americans have cut to help China build its military, technological, and economic might. Equally as astonishing, many of these elites quietly believe the Chinese dictatorial regime is superior to American democracy.

    Schweizer and his team of forensic investigators spent over a year scouring a massive trove of global corporate records and legal filings to expose the hidden transactions China’s enablers hoped would never see the light of day. And as Schweizer’s past bombshells like Profiles in Corruption, Secret Empires, and Clinton Cash all made clear, there are bad actors on both ends of the political spectrum.

    Exhaustively researched, crisply told, and chilling, Red-Handed will expose the nexus of power between the Chinese government and the American elites who do its bidding.


  • John Key did more damage physically to New Zealand than any prime minister. His golden tongue during the Christchurch earthquake tragedy had him looking like Lucinda did to the labour woke’s during the first covid lockdown.


    • “The right to bear arms was about letting you carry a gun in case a grizzly bear came into your log cabin” I’ve heard him say this on other occasions. What a superficial moron. Worst thing that ever happened to Sid Holland’s party, and Willis, Bishop and Luxon are his legacy.


  • Andrew Klavan interviewed Peter Schweizer recently about the latter’s latest book “Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win”. In it, Schweizer briefly discussed China’s influence tactic called “Elite Capture”, where they enrich Western elites in exchange for favourable influence & legislation. The focus of the discussion was on American elites, but in a single throwaway comment Schweizer mentioned they deploy the same tactic in places like Australia & New Zealand.

    In effect, all of our elites are agents of the Chinese Communist Party.


  • All the power to him, $100 million for 500 houses per year.
    If he can turn around houses of a decent standard and at reasonable prices I don’t really see what the issue is here so long as we get a government that can manage immigration for people who are actually bringing needed skills.

    Sure the higher density housing is not ideal, however with more people renting they can’t afford nor have all that much incentive for upkeep of large backyard property. And until councils get out of the way and free up more land there isn’t much other options that I can see.

    You’d have to caution that this looks to be something done at the top of the market though and with inflation severely affecting the price of building materials – easy to go bust!