NZ Second

Little things can matter a bit, when they are exposed.

But it was blamed on a minion: NZ First T-shirts made in China, Winston Peters denies knowledge

NZ First, as its name suggests, gives “high priority to maintaining and building the manufacturing sector” and wants “a government procurement policy that gives preference for New Zealand firms”.

Mr Peters himself isn’t so hot on the Middle Kingdom, in 2014 telling supporters “two Wongs don’t make a right”.

“I haven’t got a NZ First T-shirt. You say that – I don’t know anything about that,” he told The AM Show on Monday.

“I’m at the front of the aeroplane trying to drive it – I’m not at the back sorting out what goes on the toilets and cleaning up the kitchens, right? If somebody’s selling a product, I’ve got no idea what the product is.”

But he should have an idea about party remits:

Economic populism was evident in the party-wide debate over proposed remits. Among the remits approved:

  • “End the lip service to ‘Buy New Zealand-made’” and ensure central and local governments hire local contractors for work over foreign ones.

Unless it keeps the price of your t-shirts down.

A Green candidate was quick to take the Kiwi-made high ground:

A Slade cartoon rubbed it in a bit more.



  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  July 18, 2017

    He actually said that two Wongs don’t make a white-which managed to be both racist and meaningless.

    Donald Trump’s campaign hats etc were mostly made in China, too 😀

  2. Pete Kane

     /  July 18, 2017
  3. Patzcuaro

     /  July 18, 2017

    Do as I say not as I do.

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  July 18, 2017

    China first or New Zealand Second but always Peters First.

  5. Fair point for Peters not to know all the minutiae of the party. Kinda funny, maybe a bit petty, but you can be sure there’ll be an internal investigation.

    • Gezza

       /  July 18, 2017

      Fair point for Peters not to know all the minutiae of the party

      True. No need anyway, even their policies are determined (& redetermined) on his gut feeling, imo. So why should he bother to demand people working for him align to party policies & Winstonian rhetoric that he doesn’t really care about anyway, so long as he can trough on. as long as possible?