12 Dec 2023

Winston Peters comes out swinging while acting as Prime Minister

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 12 December 2023

It didn't take long for Winston Peters to come out swinging from the big chair, as he took the reins in Chistopher Luxon's absence.

In just the second Question Time of the term, the Deputy Prime Minister became Acting Prime Minister, and took on all challengers.

But a moment where he said nothing at all has got the Speaker looking at the rules.

Here's our political reporter Giles Dexter.