October 17, 2022
Peters starts election run in vintage form
New Zealand First is promising to fight the inclusion of references to the Treaty of Waitangi in legislation unless it relates to an actual treaty settlement.
Leader Winston Peters told the party’s annual conference in Otautahi Christchurch yesterday that Labour, the Greens, and the Maori Party are pursuing a separatist agenda and changing the constitution seeking without a mandate to do so.
He says co-governance, separatism, and the seeds of apartheid are being scattered throughout all laws and institutions, based on paternalism and inverse racism.
They are saying that Maori haven’t got what it takes to compete in the first world, so they need a leg up.
Mr Peters says New Zealand First never asks members what their ethnic background or their religious beliefs are.
It believes in one country, one people, one flag, and one law.
He promised if it returns to Parliament it will set right the malignant tinkering with the country’s heritage and invest billions in health and education.