New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has kicked off his press conference criticising the media and its “speculative drivel”.
“Something’s gone wrong with our democracy in terms of the fair presentation and balance of reporting,” Mr Peters said.
He said that some media should be “frankly ashamed of yourself”.
He then pulled out a copy of this morning’s Dominion Post newspaper to criticise it.
“Ask yourself why is it that 384,000 people do not have their vote counted until the 7th of October,” Mr Peters said. “That will change things in my view.”
He says he will not hold another news conference or comment to media until the 7th of October.
Mr Peters says the party will be speaking with its membership about their views on coalition agreements.
More to come.