Serious Fraud Office to provide update on investigation into NZ First Foundation at 5pm

Anna Whyte
Source: 1News

A statement is to be issued at 5pm today by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over its investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation. 

NZ First is languishing below the five per cent threshold in the September 22, 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.

The SFO confirmed it was investigating the NZ First Foundation on February 18 after a complaint was referred to police - who then referred the matter to the SFO five days earlier. 

The Electoral Commission received a complaint about the New Zealand First Foundation in November, 2019 following reports alleging the Electoral Act may have been breached. 

Winston Peters has denied any wrong-doing in relation to the foundation. 

Earlier in February, Peters released a Facebook Live video saying he "did not receive any money, full stop".

"I’m not part of the foundation, full stop," he said.