John Banks

The doors open and close...

As one parliamentary career door creaks slightly back open, another is surely closing. 

John Banks facing court summons

John Banks facing court summons

Act Party leader John Banks will be summonsed to court to face a private prosecution over his alleged failure to record donations to his mayoralty campaign.

Act must perform, Banks says

Act must perform, Banks says

Act New Zealand leader John Banks took a ''stand'' in Dunedin on Saturday.

Court date for Banks over Dotcom donation

Court date for Banks over Dotcom donation

John Banks may have to give evidence under oath about his involvement in the Kim Doctom donation saga.

Banks camp's stories differ

Banks camp's stories differ

John Banks gave detectives investigating his political donations a three-hour interview, insisted it be kept private and is now trying to blame police for withholding it.

Key urged to dump cleared Banks

Key urged to dump cleared Banks

Prime Minister John Key is facing calls to dump John Banks as a minister after a police investigation cleared him of electoral finance offences but found he personally solicited large donations he later declared as anonymous.

Banks cleared of donations charges

Banks cleared of donations charges

Act MP John Banks has been cleared of any charges relating to donations to his 2010 mayoral campaign which he declared as anonymous despite police finding he personally solicited them and, in one case, physically received the cheque.

Banks asked Dotcom for donation

Banks asked Dotcom for donation

Kim Dotcom's head of security told his boss that John Banks asked for a political donation and said he would be a "very good friend'' once he was back in Parliament, according to an email.

Transparency in local body elections

The decision this week of Local Government Minister David Carter to request advice from officials on funding rules for local body elections is welcome.

Suspicions over another donation

Questions have been raised over another donation to the defunct mayoral campaign of Act New Zealand leader John Banks, which was listed as anonymous yet was made out for a specific amount and purpose.

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