News | Politics
18 Feb 2018 12:12
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Politics

    NZ First far right claim malicious: Peters

    Deputy PM Winston Peters says claims in the Washington Post that NZ First is a far right party poisoning New Zealand is malicious and totally false.


    A Washington Post article claiming New Zealand First as a far-right party that is poisoning the country is malicious and was not written by a sane person, the deputy prime minister says.

    Defending his party, Winston Peters suggested the New Zealand-based author had escaped from an insane asylum before publishing the piece, which argued the impact of the far-right was already being felt through the government's plans to ban foreign buyers purchasing existing homes.

    It also accused Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of kow-towing to Mr Peters "increasingly extreme" demands in order to secure government.

    "No sound, sane person could have written that malicious, totally false statement," Mr Peters said from Vietnam on Friday (NZ time).

    Ms Ardern laughed off the report, saying having been compared herself to US President Donald Trump - by both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times - Mr Peters was in good company.

    "I'd suggest that the Washington Post probably hasn't interviewed anyone from New Zealand First, or potentially even a voter, before making those assumptions," she said in defence of her coalition partner.


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Politics News
     18 Feb: Armed standoff in Te Kuiti over
     18 Feb: Chinese war on crime threatening whole villages' livelihoods, researcher says
     18 Feb: Cyclists head to Auckland Harbour Bridge
     17 Feb: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's pop song Diamond Heart flops on YouTube
     16 Feb: GCSB boss condemns Russian cyber-attack
     16 Feb: It's a wide open contest
     16 Feb: Collins plays down leadership contest spat
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Blues lose young flanker to injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ shares up, Tourism Holdings hits record More...



     Today's News

    Equestrian:
    NZ wins showjumping Nations Cup 11:35

    Politics:
    Armed standoff in Te Kuiti over 11:25

    Sports:
    Luuka Jones sixth in Sydney slalom event 10:15

    Basketball:
    High-energy basketball court cleaner becomes a social media star in China 10:05

    Environment:
    Gita expected to hit NZ on Tuesday 9:35

    Politics:
    Chinese war on crime threatening whole villages' livelihoods, researcher says 8:45

    Living & Travel:
    Body found on Omaha Beach, Auckland 8:45

    Law and Order:
    Donald Trump's Guantanamo Bay 8:15

    Rugby League:
    Sharks win NRL trial win against Manly 7:55

    Politics:
    Cyclists head to Auckland Harbour Bridge 7:45


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd