Just heard that Winston Peters has chickened out of standing in an electorate, and will be List only.
Now political parties are obliged to follow their own rules, and file the most recent copy with the Electoral Commission. So let’s look at those rules at the Electoral Commission.
Rule 46(b) is explicit:
A List candidate must first be selected as an Electorate candidate
So NZ First seems to have the same regard for their constitution, as Winston does for the truth.
UPDATE: Winston told Q+A in July that the party had changed the rules to exempt the Leader and Deputy. The trouble is they have not filed those new rules with the Electoral Commission, if they have changed.
UPDATE2: Oh my God Andrew Williams is No 3 on their party list. Need I comment.