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Winston's way with the media

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14.09.2017

JO MOIR

Last updated 18:39, September 14 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters joins Morning Report for an extended interview as part of its Election 2017 special interview series. As in past elections, Peters could be 'kingmaker' or 'queenmaker' if his party has enough votes to make a coalition with National or Labour. He has also confirmed he would only make a coalition with Labour if he is told what the party's tax plans are.

OPINION: There would be no richer man than the one who found a way to write a how-to guide for interviewing Winston Peters.

The fiery, and at times outright ridiculous, interview with Peters on RNZ's Morning Report on Thursday morning was a classic example of how pear-shaped things can go when trying to get answers from the seasoned politician.

The NZ First leader treats every interview with a journalist like a game of sport - there's only one winner and as far as he's concerned it's never the journalist.

The 72-year-old has racked up 35 years in Parliament, which........

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