3 Sep 2016

NZ First party coffers in good shape - Peters

8:39 am on 3 September 2016

New Zealand First's coffers are in good shape, its leader Winston Peters says, but party members will still have to dig deep to finance next year's election campaign.

Winston Peters speaks to media after voting in Auckland.

Winston Peters is due to give his leader's address at the New Zealand First party conference on Sunday afternoon. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

New Zealand First is holding its 23rd annual conference in Dunedin this weekend.

Mr Peters said his party is in excellent shape and members are very happy with how it is polling.

He said New Zealand First did not get the overseas donations that some other parties did, so all members had to contribute to provide the reserves to fight a particularly strong campaign next year.

"That is one of the reasons why this convention is so important to us," he said.

There will be general business and policy remits today, with Mr Peters due to give his leader's address tomorrow afternoon.

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