Winston Peters on talks: no bias or set minds - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldWinston Peters on talks: no bias or set mindsNew Zealand HeraldWinston Peters has implored his MPs to keep an open mind when it comes to choosing the next Government - and he is confident they will do so after intense and complex negotiations resume today. National leader Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda ...and more »

Stacey Kirk: Of one thing, we're certain – the government is a 50/50 call - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzStacey Kirk: Of one thing, we're certain – the government is a 50/50 callStuff.co.nzThe Parliamentary seat-swap that comes with the final count of the special votes gives the Left more breathing room to form a stable and secure Government should they be the lucky recipient of NZ First leader Winston Peters' good grace. Labour leader ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlock - Saudi Gazette

Saudi GazetteNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlockSaudi GazetteNew Zealand Prime Minister Bill English and his wife Mary react on stage alongside family members during an election night event in Auckland, New Zealand, in this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo. — Reuters. New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English and his ...and more »

Final tally in New Zealand election strengthens Labour - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldFinal tally in New Zealand election strengthens LabourThe Sydney Morning HeraldWellington: A possible Labour-Green coalition has narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand's final election tally, strengthening their position ahead of talks with the small nationalist party which holds the balance of power. The ...and more »

Iranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand Parliament - IFP News

IFP NewsIranian-Born Woman Elected to New Zealand ParliamentIFP NewsGolriz Ghahraman, an Iranian-born woman living in New Zealand, has been elected to the country's parliament after the special vote count. Born in the Iranian city of Mashhad, Ghahreman left the country with her family when she was 9. She has now become ...and more »

What Winston wants: It's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in Wellington - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzWhat Winston wants: It's crunch time as coalition talks get under way in WellingtonStuff.co.nzCoalition negotiations will get under way in earnest on Sunday morning as NZ First leader Winston Peters begins four days of meetings to decide who he will form the next Government with. Peters is heading back to Wellington from his Northland bolthole ...and more »

Jonathan Milne: Winston weighs up baubles and vendettas against public good - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzJonathan Milne: Winston weighs up baubles and vendettas against public goodStuff.co.nzThe three leaders fly into Wellington on Sunday morning to begin a five-day marathon of negotiations. OPINION: Bill English's self-proclaimed moral authority is gone – this weekend's count of special votes tells the tale. Jacinda Ardern's star dust has ...and more »

New Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political Concerns - Pound Sterling Live

Pound Sterling LiveNew Zealand Dollar Remains "Soggy" Amidst Political ConcernsPound Sterling LiveThe New Zealand Dollar is showing signs of weakness possibly prompted by a fresh bout of political anxiety, days before a decision on the composition of the next government looks to be finally made. Two weeks after the official result of the election ...and more »

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race - 680 News

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race680 NewsTURANGI, New Zealand – New Zealanders still don't know who will next lead their country after a final vote count from a general election held two weeks ago tightened the close race between liberals and incumbent conservatives. Election officials on ...and more »

New Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailNew Zealand First party holds balance of power after election as popular new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls ...Daily MailThe results of the New Zealand election were finalised on Saturday however the outcome is still yet to be determined as popular Labour leader Jacinda Ardern falls short of majority. In New Zealand a party must reach 61 seats to hold the majority under ...and more »

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner - Good4Utah

Good4UtahNew Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winnerGood4UtahNational Party leader Bill English celebrates with his wife Mary English and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Paula Bennett, right, on Sept. 23, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand. With results too close to call, no outright winner between National's ...and more »

New Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majority - MaltaToday

MaltaTodayNew Zealand election: Labour-Green coalition becomes possibility as ruling National Party loses majorityMaltaTodayWinston Peters, New Zealand First party leader, has captured media attention after his outspoken comments on immigration. [Photo: Reuters]. Tweet. The ruling National Party in New Zealand faces a rising Labour-Green coalition, narrowing the gap between ...and more »

New Zealand election: Nationalist party kingmaker after final vote count released - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleNew Zealand election: Nationalist party kingmaker after final vote count releasedDeutsche WelleA coalition of a nationalist party with the Labour-Green alliance could be on the cards in New Zealand after the final vote count was issued. Both major parties would need to join with New Zealand First to govern. Winston Peters. The nationalist New ...and more »

Final election results potentially game-changing - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandFinal election results potentially game-changingRadio New ZealandOpinion - The announcement of the official election count, including special votes, is both unsurprising and at least potentially game-changing (to use a much-abused cliché). Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters, Bill English, James Shaw. Labour leader ...and more »

NZ First: Discussions - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

NZ First: DiscussionsScoop.co.nz (press release)New Zealand First will hold post-election discussions in Wellington tomorrow, Sunday 8th October, with the National Party at midday and the Labour Party at 3pm – same venue as used previously. ends ...and more »

New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votes - Press Trust of India

New Zealand still deadlocked after postal, overseas votesPress Trust of IndiaWellington, Oct 7 (AFP) Two weeks after New Zealand's general election the outcome remained unclear today as the counting of postal and overseas votes failed to give any party a clear majority, leaving maverick MP Winston Peters as kingmaker.and more »

After specials, it's closer than ever – but what do Winston's voters want? - The Spinoff

The SpinoffAfter specials, it's closer than ever – but what do Winston's voters want?The SpinoffTo predict the thinking process of Winston Peters is clearly to skate on thin ice. But what does the most recent polling information tell us about the direction his voters might want to go? With the special votes in, the New Zealand First Party's two ...and more »

Barry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMP - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldBarry Soper: The moral mandate doesn't exist under MMPNew Zealand HeraldThe moral mandate has instead become more of a man date between Winston Peters and Bill English. National believes it should be the first cab off the New Zealand First rank, even though it's lost two seats, one to Labour and the other to The Greens, in ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlock - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostNew Zealand coalition talks intensify as final tally confirms political deadlockSouth China Morning PostNew Zealand's two main parties prepared on Saturday to intensify negotiations with kingmaker MP Winston Peters after the counting of postal and overseas votes from last month's general election failed to break a two-week political deadlock. With the ...and more »

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ First - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

ELECTION UPDATE: English seeks first talks with NZ FirstScoop.co.nz (press release)Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Bill English is putting a brave face on the loss of two seats in the final count from the Sept. 23 general election, which could spell the end of nine years of National Party-led governments in New Zealand. “Now ...and more »