Southerners should draw on their Scottish heritage and ''start a political revolt'' against an economic system that hurts the local economy, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told an audience in Dunedin last night.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters arrives in Dunedin today determined to talk to as many people as possible about the local and regional economy.
Winston Peters surprised many commentators with his return to Parliament in 2011 after three years on the outer circle of power.
Casting himself as some kind of self- anointed Harbinger of Economic Gloom and Doom, Winston Peters this week warned it was now only a question of time before New Zealand's currency reached dollar-for- dollar parity with its American equivalent.
Habitual smoker Winston Peters stood up for low-income Maori who will pay up to $20 a pack for cigarettes after new tax rises, and challenged medical evidence smoking causes 5000 deaths a year.
So much for the theory that Winston Peters was mellowing into Parliament's version of everyone's favourite, if somewhat cranky and irascible, uncle.
It is surely tempting fate to say it, but a rather different, more mellow and more constructive Winston Peters now seems to inhabit the parliamentary complex.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was briefly denied the chance to address asset-sale protesters at Parliament today during an argument with the rally's organiser over whether he was allowed to speak.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, as is his habit, protests too much.
One of the biggest issues - or sideshows - of November's general election was the "Tea-Gate" saga.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters' return to Parliament was seen by many as a political surprise, but close watchers should have seen his return as inevitable.
Winston Peters is confident the 'tea tapes' will be released, unveiling derogatory comments made by Prime Minister John Key.
It must be an election campaign when you walk into a crowded dining room at the Canterbury Jockey Club on Saturday and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters catches your eye with a hearty wave.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters covered familiar themes in a speech in Dunedin yesterday.
Anti-MMP billboards featuring Winston Peters went up today calling for New Zealanders to vote to abandon the current voting system.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is planning to shorten jail sentences for repeat offenders but make life behind bars more difficult with a regime of hard labour.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has decided not to contest an electorate seat in next month's election, instead choosing to focus on the party vote.
New Zealand First launched its election campaign yesterday with leader Winston Peters calling for a fair tax system where everyone paid a fair share.
Politicians have called for the Reserve Bank to be given a wider range of tools to control the fluctuating New Zealand dollar, after it dropped from US82c on Thursday to US77c yesterday.
Conditions that led to rioting in London and other English cities exist in New Zealand and the day of reckoning is at hand, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says.