Truck group gave $95,000 to MPs, New Zealand Herald, April 16, 2009:
Jonathan Coleman, National: $36,323.14. Includes $16,672 from Brian Choi Trust (contribution donations) and $5000 from Barfoot and Thompson real estate director Garth Barfoot.Excerpt from National Party return of donations for year ending 31 December 2010:
Excerpt from National Party return of donations for year ending 31 December 2011:
Excerpt from Jonathan Coleman: Return of candidate expenses and donations for the 2011 general election:
Michele Hewitson Interview: Garth Barfoot, New Zealand Herald, 14 July 2012:
There was a photograph on his desk of him at a fundraiser dinner for John Key. He said: "I had to buy something!" This was a little dig at my digs about him being careful with money. What did he have to buy? "Well, a table of course. And as the biggest spender, I got two tables. I got one for my daughter... He is a National Party supporter then, obviously. "Well, on Google I'm the biggest donor to the National Party! Ha! I think: 'How mean people are!"'Garth Barfoot named in Queens Birthday Honours, press release, Barfoot & Thompson, June 2013:
Garth Barfoot, Director of real estate company Barfoot & Thompson, has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to business, sport and the community.
Born in 1936, Garth has been involved in real estate for over 54 years. He is the former President of the Auckland branch of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and in 1991, was made a Life Member.
”We’re really proud of Garth,” says Barfoot & Thompson Managing Director Peter Thompson says. “Our heartiest congratulations to Garth on his amazing achievements.”