19 Jul 2015

Rundown Donghua Liu house investigated

1:53 pm on 19 July 2015

A house owned by the political donor and property developer Donghua Liu is being investigated by the Auckland Council amid health and safety concerns.

Donghua Liu

The Auckland Council will investigate Donghua Liu's Newmarket property. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The rundown 1940s property, near the motorway overpass in Newmarket, has a council valuation of $2.6million.

The council confirmed it received a complaint about overcrowding, safety and sanitary concerns at the Edgerley Avenue property.

It said it has not had any complaints about other property owned by Mr Liu.

Mr Liu has hit the headlines several times since qualifying for New Zealand residency in 2004.

National MP Maurice Williamson's resigned as a minister after it was revealed he contacted the police after Mr Liu was arrested on domestic violence charges. The charges were later dropped.

Mr Liu has also found himself in the spotlight over his relationship with both the Labour party and Prime Minister John Key.

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