We have the great honour of having Winston Peters join us for our first club Northland of 2020. Winston Peters was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs after the 2017 general election. He is also appointed the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, and Minister for Racing.
Mr Peters has had a long political career. He first entered Parliament in 1978 in the electorate seat of Hunua, was MP for the electorate seat of Tauranga from 1984 till 2005, in subsequent years has entered parliament as a list MP, although held the Northland seat from 2015-2017. In 1993, Mr Peters formed the New Zealand First Party. He was Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer from 1996-1998, leading business and finance delegations to Asia’s capitals, the US and Canada.
As well as being a former primary and secondary school teacher, Mr Peters has practiced as a barrister and solicitor, including in his own law firm.