13 Oct 2017

Winston Peters extends govt coalition deadline - analysis

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 13 October 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has set another deadline for government talks, saying there will be a final decision and an announcement by the end of next week. NZ First has been meeeting alternately with National and Labour throughout the week, but the self-imposed deadline for deciding which party it would work with - Thursday night has come and gone. Mr Peters is also now working on bringing the party's board together, which could happen over the weekend. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson joins us with the latest analysis.