15 Oct 2023

Former NZ First minister Ron Mark on NZ First's return to Parliament

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 15 October 2023

On the provisional vote count, New Zealand First will have eight members in Parliament - but its not yet clear whether he'll be getting a call from Christopher Luxon, inviting Winston Peters to join National and ACT in Government.

Together, National and ACT have 61 seats, in a Parliament which will have at least 121 seats.

The Party's leader Winston Peters last night called it an "inflection election" with voters "turning things around". 

One of the party's former ministers, and the current mayor of Carterton, Ron Mark was present for coalition negotiations in 1996 and 2017. 

He spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.