COMMENT:

Trying to make sense of the New Zealand First party can be difficult at the best of times. Political journalists and commentators attempt to work out where the party is going based on leaks, Winston Peters' speeches, Shane Jones's stunts, conference remits, and attacks on opponents.

Ultimately there's very little to make sense of. Peters is an enigma, and there are a mass of different agendas bubbling through the party organisation. Although some are based on a firm ideological worldview and a particular demographic, often the party is blown around by whatever is happened in their "middle NZ" hunting

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