Political comeback king Winston Peters is threatening to take legal action against a right wing blogger, just hours after finding out he's coming back to parliament.
In the final days of the election campaign blogger David Farrar alleged the New Zealand First leader's candidacy was illegal.
Mr Peters has vehemently denied that.
In the final days of the election campaign blogger David Farrar alleged the New Zealand First leader's candidacy was illegal because he hadn't gone through the correct registration process.
Speaking to podcast The Slightly Correct Political Show Mr Peters says he won't stand for such outrageous actions and hinted he'll take legal action against Mr Farrar.
Now legal matters are nothing new for the leader of NZ First, who is something of a serial litigant. He was of course a lawyer when he first entered Parliament; when our parents lived in the village of Howick back in the 1970's (and long before there were rows of ostentatious houses built out that way, his office was just down by the Howick picture theatre. And even his first entrance to Parliament in 1978 came after a legal challenge!
But Peters is also the master of threats which usually come to nowt, and we suspect that this will be the case with Peters vs Farrar. Of course, had NZ First not had to change its constitution because they couldn't find a seat for Winston, it wouldn't have been an issue.
Welcome to the next three years, and thanks MMP!