Tag Archives: Winston Peters

Winston goes to Auditor-General on saliva testing — Kiwiblog

Winston announced: I have today sent a letter to the Auditor General requesting an investigation into the government’s $60 million procurement contract with Asia Pacific Health Group (APHG).On 4 August 2020 the NZ Super Fund and a Canadian pension fund acquired APHG for a reported $550M.On 12 March 2021 the Government put out a $60M…

via Winston goes to Auditor-General on saliva testing — Kiwiblog

Face of the Day — The BFD

NZ First leader used his first speech since losing power to attack the Government now operating without him on a laundry list of culture war issues.[…] Also on Peters’ hit list at his party’s annual general meeting was the media, the Greens, National, the Maori Party, cyclists, “cancel culture,” and the increased usage of te…

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Alert Level 3 Ban on 200,000 Hunters Illogical — The BFD

 

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Press Release: ACT Party “The Government’s decision to ban an estimated 200,000 Kiwis from hunting at Alert Level 3 is illogical and I have written to Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters to ask them to reconsider this issue”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The move appears to be based on the view that hunting represents a heightened…

via Alert Level 3 Ban on 200,000 Hunters Illogical — The BFD

Call for Ardern to rule out NZ First — Kiwiblog

Cat MacLennan writes: It is time for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to rule out working with New Zealand First after the 2020 election. …New Zealand First has traded on racism and the demonising of immigrants since it was first set up in 1993. Each election cycle, anti-immigrant rhetoric is ramped up with the goal of…

via Call for Ardern to rule out NZ First — Kiwiblog

Shane Jones accused of stoking racism and embarrassing Peters — Your NZ

Shane Jones is highly capable & is doing a good job on the regional development fund. But scapegoating the Indian community is dirty electioneering on immigration but targeting Indians to avoid being called ‘Islamaphobic’ re: ChCh massacre 2019. Very poorhttps://t.co/L3n0EZMJtW — Dr Rawiri Taonui (@RawiriTaonui) February 29, 2020 Foreign students have been a significant part […]

via Shane Jones accused of stoking racism and embarrassing Peters — Your NZ

An insightful look at the NZ First Foundation — Kiwiblog

Luke Malpass at Stuff writes: The New Zealand First Foundation is an entirely different beast. Set up in 2017, its trustees are former NZ First MP and party president Doug Woolerton, and NZ First’s judicial officer and Winston Peters’ personal lawyer Brian Henry.On the evidence collected by Stuff and other media, it effectively acts as a second…

via An insightful look at the NZ First Foundation — Kiwiblog

A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is emphatically denying he or any of his MPs sent covert photos of reporters investigating the NZ First Foundation to a Whale Oil-linked blog.The photos, which emerged on BFD blog last week, showed Stuff and RNZ reporters – who have been looking into the mysterious NZ…

via A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

Winston Peters “we took the photos” used in ‘dirty politics’ post at The BFD — Your NZ

It’s seemed obvious since before the last election that there were some sort of arrangements between NZ First and Whale Oil. The replacement The BFD has been increasingly being used as a shill and dirty politics attack medium for Peters and NZ First. Winston Peters now seems to have admitted “we took the photos” used […]

via Winston Peters “we took the photos” used in ‘dirty politics’ post at The BFD — Your NZ

Bridges Backtracking on Ruling Winston out — The BFD

 

Showing precisely what we have long suspected, that Simon Bridges has the spine of a jellyfish, he has started walking back his declaration ruling out Winston Peters and NZ First: Bridges ruled-out NZ First at his caucus retreat in early February, saying he couldn’t trust the party. “I don’t believe we can work with NZ…

via Bridges Backtracking on Ruling Winston out — The BFD

Poll – replacement NZ First leader (plus more donations drip feeding) — Your NZ

At this stage there is no indication that Winston Peters will step down as Deputy Prime Minister pending the SFO investigation into how the NZ First Foundation has been dealing with donations. Peters has both distanced himself saying he has nothing to do with the foundation, but has also said he knows the foundation has […]

via Poll – replacement NZ First leader (plus more donations drip feeding) — Your NZ

NZ First referred to police/Serious Fraud Office — Your NZ

It is unclear who exactly is in the firing line (people-wise), but the the Electoral Commission has referred the party donation arrangements involving the NZ First Foundation to the police, who immediately passed the matter on to the Serious Fraud Office. Winston Peters has rfesponded saying the party would review it’s donation arrangements. Electoral Commission: […]

via NZ First referred to police/Serious Fraud Office — Your NZ

Where should the SFO focus? — Kiwiblog

It’s excellent news that the Police have referred on the Electoral Commission complaint about NZ First to the Serious Fraud Office. The Police have a woeful record when it comes to electoral law enforcement, while the SFO have shown much more ability to investigate these issues. So what offences may have been committed and who…

via Where should the SFO focus? — Kiwiblog

Winnie off to the Police — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: NZ First leader Winston Peters has asked his party’s president to prepare a police complaint over a “massive breach” of party information. “Ongoing media stories using as their source stolen information are designed to skew an even political playing field,” a media release from Peters said. This is unintentionally hilarious as the information that…

via Winnie off to the Police — Kiwiblog

Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

 

It’s surprising how liberating Simon Bridges‘ refusal to work with NZ First feels. At last, the NZ voter will determine the next Government and not Winston Peters. For years the electorate, and the country, have been held to ransom on the whim of one man. He has paraded his ‘King/Queen maker’ role as a divine…

via Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

Winston Pours Cold Water onto the Hangi Pit of Grievance at Ihumatao — The BFD

 

Two days ago there were headlines all across the media that a deal was imminent for Ihumatao. The Media party were just repeating the words of an Aussie interloper masquerading as a Maori. There was no verification, no confirmation, just idle speculation. As the truck driver from Huntly took back his flag the silliness continued.…

via Winston Pours Cold Water onto the Hangi Pit of Grievance at Ihumatao — The BFD

Brian Henry threatens Nick Smith and Guyon Espiner damages claim “as high as $30,000,000.00” — Your NZ

Lawyer Brian Henry, closely associated with Winston Peters and NZ First, has threat to sue National MP Nick Smith and RNZ’s Guyon Espiner for defamation “for general damages together with special damages which from the information to hand could be as high as $30,000,000.00”. This looks remarkably heavy handed – Smith claimed intimidating – and […]

via Brian Henry threatens Nick Smith and Guyon Espiner damages claim “as high as $30,000,000.00” — Your NZ

Danyl on the Winston donation scandal — Kiwiblog

Danyl McL writes: Stuff doesn’t name the donors in the document – one source has told me that both Winston Peters and the donors could be horribly embarrassed if identities were made public. But Stuff says the foundation received 26 donations of $325,900 in just a five month period, adding: “Donors to the foundation include…

via Danyl on the Winston donation scandal — Kiwiblog

Peters claims party financials legal, but no explanation of Foundation — Your NZ

Yesterday Winston Peters claimed that NZ First has operated “within electoral laws” and that their financial arrangements using the NZ First Foundation are legal, but has given no explanation of how they have handled donations. A media release: Rt Winston Peters Leader of New Zealand First 19 November 2019 Allegations raised this morning by Stuff […]

via Peters claims party financials legal, but no explanation of Foundation — Your NZ

NZ First funding under further scrutiny, Peters reacts under pressure — Your NZ

Last week RNZ reported: Mysterious foundation loaning New Zealand First money A mysterious foundation that loans money to New Zealand First is under scrutiny, with a university law professor saying although it’s lawful, it fails to provide the transparency voters need in a democracy. Records show New Zealand First has disclosed three loans from the […]

via NZ First funding under further scrutiny, Peters reacts under pressure — Your NZ

What we now know about Winston’s “mistake” — Kiwiblog

Interesting reporting from Newsroom and Radio NZ from Winston’s lawsuit against various people over his claiming too high a rate on his National Super. Here’s what was revealed in court: MSD staff noted down he said “Do you know who I am?” to a staffer answered a question on whether he had a partner instead…

via What we now know about Winston’s “mistake” — Kiwiblog

Court insists that Peters provide answers — Your NZ

Winston Peters is finding out that he can’t avoid answering questions in a legal proceeding – unlike his frequent fobbing off of media questions. He has been ordered to pay “modest costs” for failing to adequately answer questions. Peters was paid a single person rate since 2010 while living in a de facto relationship, until […]

via Court insists that Peters provide answers — Your NZ

The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has lashed out at the Labour Party, saying the coalition partner has not acted in good faith.Peters, the leader of New Zealand First, has also said that Justice Minister Andrew Little should not have been surprised to learn that the party would push for a referendum on abortion…

via The cracks widen — Kiwiblog

The case for ruling out Winston — Kiwiblog

Damien Grant writes: Bridges has two options. He can dance around the prospect of having to sup with Peters, debasing himself and his party for a chance to be humiliated, tethered and degraded for three miserable years.Bridges will be required to apologise and excuse the behaviour of people he will have no authority over and…

via The case for ruling out Winston — Kiwiblog

Brave NZ Government on human rights — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Foreign Minister Winston Peters hasn’t raised concerns about the deportation of New Zealanders from Australia at a meeting with his transtasman counterpart, despite calling the situation “indefensible” after the previous time they got together. You’d think if you were going to grandstand in the media calling something indefensible, you’d at least discuss…

via Brave NZ Government on human rights — Kiwiblog

Shane Jones Is the Next Kingmaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Don’t make me laugh… I have talked before about Henry Cooke. As political writers go, I’m sorry mate… you are way out of your depth. You really need a good editor to pull your sillier ideas into line. These days, just about every article is an opinion article, and editors don’t seem to worry too…

via Shane Jones Is the Next Kingmaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gangs with illegal firearms? They’re not supposed to do that — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

In 2017 then US Secretary of State John Kerry was confronted with the fact that one of the terrorists he and Obama had released from Guantanamo Bay had gone right back to Al Qaeda. Flummoxed, Kerry responded, “Well, uh, he’s not supposed to be doing that”. As a decorated war veteran, it might be expected…

via Gangs with illegal firearms? They’re not supposed to do that — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Ax This Tax — Kiwiblog

 

The Taxpayers’ Union has announced: The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union today formally launches a major campaign to fight the unfair capital gains tax, proposed by Dr Michael Cullen’s Tax Working Group. The Union is encouraging New Zealanders to go to axethistax.nz and use the email tool to tell Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters how the…

via Ax This Tax — Kiwiblog

At least one foreign journalist isn’t blinded by St. Cindy’s halo — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

What some curmudgeonly commentators call the “love media” – the lumpen echo chamber of middle-class “progressive” journalists who wept when Trump was elected and waxed furious over Brexit – are practically orgasming themselves to death over Jacinda Ardern. It’s hardly surprising: they haven’t had this kind of political whacking-material since Obama was shoved out of…

via At least one foreign journalist isn’t blinded by St. Cindy’s halo — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Dozing Peters under scrutiny — Your NZ

 

Questions are being asked about whether Winston Peters is fit for purpose as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, after ‘deep contemplation’ (dozing on the job) being recorded on a number of occasions. NZ Herald: Winston Peters in a state of ‘deep contemplation’ during a meeting with top Islamic officials Foreign Minister Winston […]

via Dozing Peters under scrutiny — Your NZ

Peters asleep at the wheel? — Kiwiblog

Lloyd Burr at Newshub writes: New Zealand had a seat at the top table in a huge room of leaders, officials, and diplomats from 57 Muslim-majority nations. It was an emergency conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the Christchurch terror attack, and Winston Peters had been invited to represent New Zealand. And he…

via Peters asleep at the wheel? — Kiwiblog