Seemingly outlandish comments and claims of omniscience have been NZ First leader Winston Peters' most enduring trademarks. The Herald takes a closer look at a few of Peters' prophesies and hyperbolic claims from recent times: the Budget 'leak', Simon Bridges and KiwiBuild.

On Thursday, NZ First leader Winston Peters merrily declared the war was over.

The war in question was the long-standing dispute over the teachers' pay negotiations.

Peters announced after he was kicked out of Question Time that he had simply been trying to inform the Speaker that the teacher negotiations had ended.

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He insisted it had all been