24 Jul 2020

Peters fires shots at coalition partners in fiery Tiwai speech

From Checkpoint, 5:20 pm on 24 July 2020

The election campaign was in full swing today as Winston Peters took pot shots at his coalition partners and previous governments during a fiery speech laying out his plan for the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter.

The New Zealand First leader spoke to a packed room at Invercargill's Workingmen's Club on Friday afternoon.

He told the 250 strong-crowd that if elected, his party would commit to a 20-year agreement with Rio Tinto and a 10-year review.

But as RNZ Otago-Southland reporter Timothy Brown found out, not everyone is convinced by his plan.