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Online influencer Billy Te Kahika set up a viewable public group on Facebook for his most dedicated fans to chip in for a chance to win his famous American Fender Stratocaster Guitar.
The group at the time of this publication had 13 members joined. Some members donated proceeds towards the giveaway at the cost of $25 per ticket.
All of the proceedings accordingly are to help Mr Kahika, his family, and political movement team of New Zealand Public Party to run ‘informative’ events around the country consisting of anti-5G, encouragement of a movement called QAnon, and COVID-19 anti-lockdown motives.
Around 1,000 tickets are ‘in hopes’ looking to be sold according to the flyer. It works out to be $25,000 worth of raffle ticket sales.
The giveaway winner will be given a personal one-hour guitar lesson with Mr Kahika.
“Help fund the NZPP freedom movement and Billy to continue our work fighting for freedom and democracy,” read a flyer promoting the giveaway.
Before Mr Kahika joined the political spectrum, he started in the music industry following his father’s motive to become a Guitarist. Since the year 1993, he toured around the world performing at several gigs, one being the Sydney Blues Roots Festival.
Everywhere he’d go, the Guitar was with him — a worth of $25,000 at the end of its day in hopes.
He recently purchased a $160,000 2020 Land Rover Discovery at Archibald & Shorter in Greenlane, Auckland; with money given to him by an alleged investor.
The money was spent on his political movement in recent times founding New Zealand Public Party on June 11 of 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic when it struck New Zealand shores.
The COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 was opposed by many live streams Mr Kahika did to his personal Facebook page, gaining a following from his friends and a wider following soon after in the thousands.
The party missed its deadlines in order to register within the Electoral Commission, further pleading donations and merger requests to numerous small parties in participation. It led to an alliance of Jami-Lee Ross’ Advance New Zealand party combined with New Zealand Public Party.
Both Ross and Mr Kahika became co-leaders; however, post-2020 General Election the ship sunk. Shortly after the Election, Mr Kahika declared that ties with Advance NZ would come to an end.
In mid-November 2020, an affair fell out of closed doors that Advance NZ had full ownership of party policies and access to funds donated into an ASB Bank account by the two political parties’ combined followers.
New Zealand Public Party claimed that their party had thought the ASB Bank account was a shared account. Advance NZ lawyer, Graeme Edgeler, said otherwise that the account was owned by them and not New Zealand Public Party, nor was it shared.
The sale of Guitar and spending of $160,000 raises concern over habits Mr Hakika has accompanied, that he cannot afford to look after his financial woes.
He should have done the right thing by joining the housing development market like he was allegedly instructed too instead of starting a political movement that has put him into a financial uncertainty for the foreseeable future.
Image: SUPPLIED/Facebook (Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor )