Winston Peters is heading down to the wire. Too little, too late for National – Winston Peters
It’s too little too late for Prime Minister John Key when it comes to saving his party’s seat in Northland, by-election front-runner Winston Peters says.
After cutting short his trip to South Korea and Japan, Key arrives in Northland on Thursday to try and encourage National voters to head to the polling booths on Saturday, in a last-ditch attempt to keep the seat.
But Peters says that over the next 48 hours the only thing National voters want from Key is an explanation for why they’re having a by-election in the first place.
Will Key have an answer for Northland? Once again he is cutting short state business for the purposes of party campaigning. John Key heads to Northland
John Key is bound for Northland where he will be campaigning alongside candidate Mark Osborne, two days out from the Northland byelection.
Even John Armstrong reckons that the “Key magic” will not be enough this time.
Winston Peters seems to be maintaining a punishing schedule. Despite being busy in Northland, he has still had time to introduce a Bill in Parliament. Removing Paedophile Name Suppression
New Zealand First will introduce a Bill in Parliament to remove name suppression from paedophiles where the victim/victims have not requested it, or are asking for it to be removed, Leader and candidate for the Northland by-election Rt Hon Winston Peters announced in Paihia today.
“There have been so many cases of sexual violence in New Zealand where the offender hides behind a cloak of secrecy imposed on the basis that secrecy protects the victim.
“In cases where the victim wants exposure of the crime and not secrecy, the sub-judice rule, name suppression and the legal cone of silence will be removed.
It would be good to see the issue debated in Parliament if the Bill is drawn.