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Peters & Blinken release joint declaration on NZ-US relations

Joint Declaration by United States Secretary of State the Honorable Antony J. Blinken and New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs the Right Honourable Winston...

Aukus or not, New Zealand’s foreign policy is being remade

This could be a watershed week for New Zealand’s international relations. Winston Peters, the foreign minister, is heading to Washington DC for a full week...

‘Utter catastrophe’: Winston’s speech to the UN General Assembly

Full text of Foreign Minister Winston Peters' speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Mr President, The situation in Gaza is an utter catastrophe. New Zealand condemns...

Why NZ First shouldn’t get any apologies for the SFO’s failed prosecution

New Zealand’s biggest-ever political donations scandal is finally at an end. But what is the conclusion? No one can really be sure. The Court of Appeal...

Chinese hackers accused of cyber incident targeting Parliament

Officials have revealed that sensitive data from the country's Parliament was compromised during a cyber espionage operation attributed to China. The Government Communications Security Bureau...

Mainstream media ‘deceitfully and ignorantly’ lied about Nazi Germany comment – Peters

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has hit back at the legacy mainstream media for their headlines and reporting about his speech in Palmerston North...

Watch: Winston’s State of the Nation speech

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters gave his 'State of the Nation' speech today in Palmerston North. Watch Winston's Peter's 2024 State of the Nation speech....

‘Go woke go broke’: Winston calls out Hurricanes Poua after another politically charged haka

Women's rugby team the Hurricanes Pouahas performed another haka today that criticised the Coalition government. The pre-match performance was also a direct challenge to instructions...

Govt puts travel bans on extremist Israeli settlers, designates Hamas a terrorist organisation

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Foreign Minister Winston Peters have announced travel bans on a number of extremist Israeli settlers who have committed violent...

Winston throws his support behind real estate agent refusing to take ‘woke’ Maori values course

Real estate agent Janet Dickson has refused to participate in a Māori values course, with Deputy PM Winston Peters labeling it as "woke madness"...

Hipkins’ popularity plummets according to latest poll

The latest 1News-Verian poll reveals minor shifts in party seats since the October election, with Labour gaining one seat while ACT and NZ First...

Government appeals for release of kiwi pilot Phillip Mehrtens

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has appealed to those holding New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens in remote Papua, Indonesia, to release him immediately. Phillip Mehrtens was...

NZ-Aust Foreign Affairs, Defence ministers to meet

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins will travel to Melbourne today (31 January) for the inaugural Australia...

NZ support for strikes against Houthis

Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins KC today expressed New Zealand support for strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen threatening commercial...

English to be made an official language of NZ – Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters made the announcement on Twitter (X) this week. New Zealand has two official languages - Maori and NZ Sign Language....

Peters announces new diplomatic appointments

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced four new diplomatic appointments: to Canada, the European Union and NATO, Samoa, and the Caribbean Community. "These four appointees...

Watch: Winston calls out Maori Party ‘claptrap’

Peters noted with just 3% of the party vote, 5 ouf o 6 people with Maori ancestry rejected Te Pati Maori. Winston Peters took the...

New Zealand’s foreign policy resets on AUKUS, Gaza and Ukraine

New Zealand’s international relations are under new management. And Winston Peters, the new foreign minister, is already setting a change agenda. As expected, this includes a...

Liz Gunn emergency message, whistleblower’s house ‘surrounded by police’

New Zealand Loyal Party leader Liz Gunn releases video with emergency message. Speaking from a car at 5pm this afternoon Gunn said she had received...

Chris Trotter: The Most Unlikely Trinity

By the end of this week, or the next, New Zealand will have a government. It is unlikely to be a pleasant one. The three...

Seymour gives update on coalition negotiations

Seymour spoke to ZB host Mike Hosking this morning. Using a rugby analogy he told Hosking that negotiations were 'We’re not quite at a 5m...

Winston slams Hipkins and Labour over World Health Organisation secrecy

Proposed changes to the International Health Regulations (IHR) are set to give WHO bosses 'extraordinary' control over New Zealand in future health emergencies. The proposed...

Winston Peters back in the driver’s seat for coalition negotiations

Here we go again. The final results of this year’s election have delivered two more seats to te Pati Māori, thereby increasing the size of...

Winston accuses Mahuta of breaking constitutional convention over Agenda 2030 agreement signing

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta signed the Beyond Biodiversity National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement at the United Nations in New York yesterday. Mahuta has come under fire...

Watch: Sir Graham Lowe explains why he supports Winston

The Rugby League coaching legend said the NZ First leader was 'humble' and 'loves New Zealand. Former Wigan, Manly and Kiwis coach Sir Graham Lowe...

Winston: Maori ‘are not indigenous’

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told a packed public meeting in Nelson yesterday that Maori were not 'indigenous.' 'We come from Hawai-iki. Where’s our...

NZ First: ‘No MP pay rises until essential workers get one first’

New Zealand First party leader made a policy announcement today on pay rises for MPs, at a public meeting in Glenfield today. Peters tweeted the...

NZ First will establish Ministry for Energy

The party will also establish a 'Fuel Security Plan'. New Zealand needs a Fuel Security Plan as a way of joining together all the actions...

20-Minute cities are a ‘control mechanism to keep you in place’ – Winston

The NZ First leader was in New Plymouth yesterday for an election campaign event. 'These people are Marxist control freaks', he said of those advocating...

Winston will withdraw NZ from UN declaration on indigenous rights, won’t ‘return Labour to power’

Major policy announcements were made this weekend via the party's website and at a speech by leader Winston Peters today in Pukekohe. 'New Zealand First...

NZ First will bring back Marsden Point Refinery, launch full COVID-19 inquiry

New Zealand First made two major policy announcements today. The Marsden Point Refinery will be reinstated, and a full enquiry will be held into governmental...

Bryce Edwards: How NZ First might “take back our country”

New Zealand First aren’t being given the attention they warrant by political commentators in the lead-up to this year’s election, with most rubbishing or...

NZ First campaign launch, Winston: ‘Let’s take back our country’

New Zealand First launched its campaign for this year's general election at Mt. Smart Stadium today. Leader Winston Peters called the election 'the most critical...

Winston: The Real State of the Nation speech

NZ First leader Winston gave the 'real' State of the Nation speech in Howick today. The full text of the speech is reproduced below. Good afternoon. Thank...

Bryce Edwards: The Gamechanger PM and polls

opinion polls answered the big question of whether a switch of prime minister would really be a gamechanger for election year. The 1News and...

Labour hits new low as Ardern’s favourability rating goes into negative

The Taxpayer's Union Curia poll had both major parties losing support. Labour falls one point from last month to 32% – its lowest ever level...

Watch: Winston speech – mandates were wrong, vaccine doesn’t work, give Baby W unjabbed blood, attacks Stuff journalist Andrea Vance

Peters was speaking at a public meeting in Hastings today. NOTE: The Care of Children Act 2004 prohibits publication of particulars that may lead to...

Watch: Baby W’s dad speaks to Liz Gunn, Winston supports baby’s parents right to choose

FreeNZ posted a short video of the interview on Twitter. NOTE: The Care of Children Act 2004 prohibits publication of particulars that may lead to...

Watch: Winston – Labour is in ‘deep, deep trouble’, Ardern will ‘be out at the next election’

Former Deputy PM Winston Peters appeared on the Mark Dolan Tonight show on GB News earlier today. Highlights: We are facing a cost of living...

Speaker’s apology fallout: Mallard’s appointment shows a ‘contempt for the people of Ireland’

Newly appointed Speaker of the House Adrian Rurawhe issued the apology for actions by previous Speaker Trevor Mallard in issuing Winston Peters with a...

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