Down to the wire

Written By: - Date published: 5:24 pm, October 19th, 2017 - 54 comments
Categories: election 2017 - Tags: , ,

1852: The messiah has arrived..

1845: According to the reporters there “elvis is on the way”

The response. “To where?”


New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters will make an announcement in the Beehive Theatrette shortly.


From the Stuff blog:



54 comments on “Down to the wire”

  1. r0b 1

    WInston plays a hard game all right.

    • Ad 1.1

      Just shows he was the right guy to do it.

    • weka 1.2

      while the praise rolls out for Peters getting the best deal, we should probably reflect that this is what TOP would do as well. Bargain hard and then go with the party that gives them the most power.

  2. millsy 2

    Just give him the cabinet posts, Cindy. There is a lot at stake here.

  3. Ed 3

    Give him the jobs.

  4. lurgee 4

    Everyone tell him to get lost. Labour + National coalition, with a special co-premiership modelled on the Greens.

    Bilcinda for PM!!

  5. mauī 5

    Accept Jim Beam on the rocks in an out of cabinet position and quickly lock Shane Jones in the cabinet with his two crayfish.

  6. Anne 6

    I’m surprised they didn’t predict NZ First would ask for 4 positions inside cabinet. Give it em Labour. Things are too desperate for so many people!

  7. Sparky 7

    Not surprised by Labour, they have something of a rep for not doing that well in coalitions……Lets hope they don’t sink the ship…..

  8. Ad 8

    Winston looks like he is going to go straight into the TV news, live.

    That is bold theatrical work like we have not seen in a very, very long time.

  9. red-blooded 9

    Well, I think it’s an outrageous set of demands! Winston can say what he likes, but with him it always comes down to the baubles…

    It is interesting that he wants Ministerial positions inside cabinet – locks him in to cabinet responsibility. Not what a lot of pundits were suggesting as best for the long-term future of NZF.

    • weka 10.1

      that’s optimistic of them.

      Live stream of watching paint dry.

    • BM 10.2

      The old fool will wank on for at least 20 minutes before he makes an announcement.

      • Anne 10.2.1

        Apparently several microphones have been set up so it looks like its going to be more than Winston Peters w*****g on.

        He’s probably gone to have a shower and a change of suit before fronting the microphones.

        Oh and comb his hair.

      • Drowsy M. Kram 10.2.2

        A 20-minute wank at 72 is not to be sneered at.

  10. Paul Campbell 11

    Remember, whatever he says, this is essentially Winston’s last hurrah …. His last really big moment in the spotlight

  11. Anne 12

    Had a glass of wine while waiting. Think I might go and get another one. Geez… I hope this doesn’t go on for too long……..

  12. lurgee 13

    I don’t suppose there’s any point in hoping people – which ever side ‘wins’ this poisoned election – will manage to be dignified winners?

  13. lurgee 14

    From the stuff liveblog:

    Peters has just put out a statement saying he will make an announcement here shortly.

    That means next week, doesn’t it?

  14. lurgee 15

    Winston tweets:

    Going live on Facebook shortly…

    … but only to tell us what he had for lunch.

  15. lprent 16

    The newshub live feed is fun.

    Getting all of the gossip from the reporters with some big arse speakers attached to my computer.

  16. lurgee 17

    “He’s on his way …”

    To get another feed, probably.

  17. Ffloyd 18

    I think it will be decided by ‘paper,scissors, rock.

    • Anne 19.1

      mickysavage was right. It’s Labour. Off to get yet another glass of wine…………………..

      Can’t stop squealing.

  18. ScottGN 20

    JACINDA is the new PM!

  19. Barfly 21

    oh yeah eat my shorts Bill!

  20. Yay well done Labour

  21. NZJester 24

    Bye Bye National government. Hello Labour Coalition.

  22. RedLogix 25


  23. beatie 26

    Just brilliant!

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