Posts Tagged ‘Winston Peters’

Abortion law change not part coalition agreement.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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The deputy prime minister Winston Peters says that abortion law reform was not part of New Zealand First’s 2017 election campaign. “You should pay attention to other parties’ policies. I know what their policy is,” he said referring to Labour’s election campaign. “They campaigned on it. We didn’t,” Peters told Sky News on Thursday morning. He also Read more

Winston Peters compares himself to famous fundamentalist politician

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Last Tuesday, well known New Zealand politician Winston Peters compared himself to American politician William Jennings Bryan. Bryan was a fundamentalist Christian. He was opposed to the teaching of Darwinist evolutionary theory, and in 1924 drafted legislation to prevent its teaching in Florida schools as well as in other states. On Wednesday, NewstalkZB reported that Peters had compared Read more

Hostility to Muslims – Peters quoted

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

An international report has used Winston Peters’ rhetoric as an example of hostilities that Muslims face in New Zealand. Washington’s Pew Research Center confirms New Zealand’s religious freedom. It functions without government interference. But some Muslims face social hostility. It quotes a 2016 US State Department report on religious freedom. The report quotes Peters saying Read more

Winston Peters creates chasm between Sikhs and Hindus

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The Kiwi-Indian community is incensed over Winston Peters’ latest dab in creating chasms between Sikhs and Hindus in New Zealand. Winston Peters has recently derided National’s promise to the Sikh community to amend the law for allowing Sikh Kirpan in New Zealand if re-elected to power after elections. Continue reading

Peters opposes ethnicity-based political party

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The announcement of the People’s Party got a frosty reception from NZ First leader Winston Peters. Peters says a move to set up a new ethnicity-based political party for Asian and Indian immigrants is a “an extraordinary demand” which will harm New Zealand. The People’s Party has been set up and acting leader Rohan Nauhria. Read more

Day of Prayer for Migrants – Was Winston the answer?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

On the day when Catholics throughout New Zealand were praying for refugees and migrants Winston Peters suggested that New Zealand’s superannuation fund could be conserved by making elderly migrants ineligible. He told the the New Zealand First Conference in Palmerston North on the weekend that migrants were taking advantage of the universal pension scheme. Singling out “a Read more

Winston won’t say if he backs burqa-ban MP

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has refused to say whether he backs one of his new MP’s calls for a burqa-ban and the arming of taxi drivers.

Richard Prosser, who is ranked number four on the New Zealand First list, has been publishing his thinking for nearly 10 years in his Eyes Right column in Ian Wishart’s Investigate magazine.

He has railed against the burqa, calling for the traditional Islamic women’s head-to-toe dress to be banned.

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