‘This country needs new leadership and a vision’

Winston Peters, Shane Jones or Ron Mark?

It was Winston Peters that said it…

This country needs new leadership and a vision. New Zealand First has it. Working together we can make New Zealand the country it could be – the country it should be.

… but who is new leadership and what vision apart from rear vision looking into the past.

Actually 33 years. Peters was first ‘elected’ in 1978 – he actually went to court to get a legal win in Hunua. He lost in 1981 and won again in 1984 in Tauranga. He lost Tauranga in 2005 but got in on the list. He had another 3 years out of Parliament when NZ First failed in 2008, but has been back since 2011.

He has been NZ First leader since he formed the party in 1993, so he has been at the helm for 24 years unchallenged.

He was deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer from 1996-1999.

Shane Jones has been an MP for 9 years from 2005-2014, and was a Minister in Helen Clark’s last term.

Ron Mark was a NZ First MP for 15 years, from 1996 to 2008, and back in in 2014.

What is their vision?


  1. kiwi dave

     /  July 3, 2017

    none of those 3 have any real vision or even a concept about how NZ could be in 10 or 20 years. Too old, too tired, too apathetic

  2. Tipene

     /  July 3, 2017

    I’m just impressed by Pete’s knowledge of who was where, when.

  3. Corky

     /  July 3, 2017

    Their vision, is they have a vision of their vision for a vision of the future.

    • Gezza

       /  July 3, 2017

      Whoops – bugger. To use a Kittyism – went in wrong place. See below. And you owe me one.

  4. Gezza

     /  July 3, 2017

    One too many visions in there. Astigmatism? Should have gone to Specsavers?
    Otherwise correct so have awarded you 0.8 of an uptick, rounded up.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  July 3, 2017

    Peters has always had “the vision thing” but it involves him being the Godfather of the nation and especially the baubles of power.

    • Gezza

       /  July 3, 2017

      Seen plenty of “Visions” in or associated with Mission Statements in my time. How you plan to get there is what’s most important. And what it will cost. And where the money will come from. And whether everybody will get on board. Etc.

      • A vote for Labour, Greens or National is a vote for these three very boring old men.