19 Oct 2017

National, Labour, Greens await Peters' coalition announcement

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 19 October 2017

Winston Peters is set to reveal whether he will support National or Labour to form the next government this afternoon. Neither of the two major parties knows yet which way Mr Peters will go. National Party MPs will get the latest on where the coalition talks are in a meeting in Wellington late this morning, but Bill English says they don't know which way New Zealand First is leaning. Labour's executive council has not yet signed off on any deal and the Greens are in limbo, waiting to see which way New Zealand First heads. With more, here's our political editor Jane Patterson.