"The most widespread criticism of the current state of play is that a party leader with 7.5 percent of the nation's vote has been allowed to dictate the outcome for 100 percent of New Zealanders", Sean Kean, managing director of Auckland-based Triple T Consulting said.
After much uncertainty, Winston Peters has finally confirmed the date he will meet with the New Zealand First board to decide the next government.
The main conservative and liberal parties are competing to form a government after an election last month ended inconclusively.
The decision whether to back National or Labour will be taken by his party's caucus and board at a meeting to be held in Wellington on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
The Green party won 8 seats and leader James Shaw has repeatedly said his party have committed to supporting Labour.
Labour, with 46 seats, will have to go into coalition with both the Greens and NZ First to be able to govern.
Peters has meanwhile requested that the privacy of NZ First's board be respected, a move that has left journalists scouring social media in an effort to piece together the identities of the men and women who are now charged with deciding the make-up of New Zealand's next government. Some names that have been revealed include Kristin Campbell-Smith, a former policy analyst at the department of internal affairs, Toa Greening, who stood for the Papakura seat and enjoys mountain biking and Thai food, and South Island party vice-president John Thorn, of whom little is known.
Winston Peters says the decision will be announced as soon as possible after the board has met. "We need to make sure we keep making a considered decision about the future of New Zealand".
Lions place Haloti Ngata on injured reserve with elbow injury Although the 33-year-old can still be reinstated from injured reserve in eight weeks, the injury is likely to be season-ending. Ngata is in the final year of his contract and had briefly considered retirement before opting to return for another season.
1 dead in semi-truck crash on Highway 115 The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the four victims from a fatal crash in Stark County on September 24. The truck driver, Benjamin Flanagan, 44, of Colorado Springs, was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.
Roscosmos Launch To Space Station Canceled At Last Minute The second, smaller tower was supposed to retract at about the 12-second mark, which triggers the launch ignition sequence. Progress MS-07 will be delivering some 2.7 metric tons of food and supplies to the space station's Expedition 53 crew.
1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann says Mr Peters has no more face-to-face talks planned with parties, but says there are still discussions over policy details to be had.
Time is of the essence, Mr Peters said.
Asked how long the meeting could last for, Mr Peters replied, "They're booked in for the night if we have to".
Ardern spoke briefly to reporters after meeting with New Zealand First on Thursday but didn't answer questions.
Mr Peters said ministerial positions for his MPs hadn't been discussed and could be dealt with at a later stage.
Peters said it was the news media who had misunderstood the October 12 decision he'd previously promised.
"We've got a seriously comprehensive dossier from both sides".
A National/NZ First government would have 65 seats, while a Labour/Greens/NZ First government would have 63 seats.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices, were down 78 cents, or 1.4%, at $56.16 late morning Thursday. The API reported an increase of about 2.03 million barrels in distillate inventories for the week ended October 6.
President, you seem to want to disregard the moral imperative that your administration has been unable to fulfill". Addressing the president directly in a statement issued in response to the tweets, Cruz declared, "Mr.
Defensively, Texas Tech football yields 27.8 points and 437.4 total yards (299.0 in passing and 138.4 in rushing per game). And while this Tech team has done a good job limiting turnovers, it leads the Big 12 with three turnovers in the red zone.
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Kobe Steel Chief Executive Hiroya Kawasaki will hold a news conference later on Friday to provide an update on the situation. Another case involved 6,611 items of sputtering target materials shipped to 70 customers beginning in November 2011.
The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.9 and lower end at 1.73 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0. The fund owned 1,585,848 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer's stock after selling 193,486 shares during the quarter.
Its down 0.14, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. 185.90 million shares or 1.47% less from 188.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Lam Research Corporation in the second quarter worth about $118,000.
If it's about winning, there shouldn't be a surprise that he wants to choose the players he wins with on a regular basis. I wouldn't say that he's going to be in the rotation, because he's got a lot of guys ahead of him.
Local councils weigh in on Boy Scouts' admittance of girls
Mark Conrad, scout executive for the Texas Trails Council of Boy Scouts , said it's up to each pack on whether to allow girls . In 2016, 822,999 boys were in Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts and 136,629 young men and women were in Venturing and Sea Scouts.
Vikings naturally have Aaron Rodgers on their minds
Even if Montgomery returns for Sunday's game at Minnesota, McCarthy will have a hard time keeping Jones off the field. Rookie cornerback Kevin King remains in the concussion protocol but was able to at least attend Thursday's practice.