March 18, 2015
National "wet nursing candidate and throwing mud"
Desperation is how Winston Peters describes National's attempts to hang on to the Northland seat abandoned by its former MP Mike Sabin.
With just over a week to go before the by-election, the New Zealand First leader is keeping up a gruelling campaign schedule.
Today he has to get from Kaitaia to the Ruakaka races via Kohukohu, and tomorrow he visits his old primary school in Whananaki before speaking to the Ratepayer's Association at Mangawhai, which is still seething over having to pay for a botched sewage scheme.
Meanwhile National MPs are saying the north will lose an MP if he is elected.
"That shows how desperate they are and leading the charge are people Stephen Joyce and a whole lot of cabinet ministers all up here wet nursing their candidate and throwing mud everywhere but it won't work. It shows how desperate they are," Mr Peters says.
He says once the by-election is over it will be the last the north sees of the ministerial limos now clogging up the roads.
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