"Before we make a new beginning we want to use the hardest word in the English language - SORRY," Mr Peters is reported to have said.
"We acknowledge that we made mistakes. In keeping out eyes on the big picture, we failed to appreciate the importance of the details.
"We allowed our opponents to create a perception of wrongdoing, when in fact, no offences were committed. This will not happen again."
Oh yes, an apology from Winston Peters is indeed newsworthy! But when will he pay back the $158,000 that NZ First owes the New Zealand taxpayer?