The Herald reports:
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern paid personal tribute to former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters tonight at a function at Parliament, saying he had been by her side during tough times.
No surprise she would be appreciative of the man who made her Prime Minister in 2017.
She also said she respected Peters for his policy of preventing political appointments in diplomatic posts – with the exception of former Labour deputy leader Dame Annette King who is High Commissioner to Australia.
Hopefully this means he won’t be taking one up himself, as that would be the height of hypocrisy.