18 Feb 2020

NZ First, National facing Serious Fraud Office problems

From Checkpoint, 6:17 pm on 18 February 2020

The Prime Minsiter is standing by her deputy, despite two scandals now swirling and the opposition calling for him to step down.

Today the Serious Fraud Office confirmed it was launching an investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation's handling of donations.

And questions still remain about what involvement, if any, Winston Peters had in covert photographs of two journalists ending up on a political blog.

But during question time Jacinda Ardern labelled the opposition's political punches 'ironic' - given their Dirty Politics history, and amid revelations SFO charges against four people relate to two donations to the National Party.

RNZ political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.