Winston Peters is joining in with Andrew Little on the wrong side of public opinion.
Andrew Little’s description of the national anthem as “a dirge” has struck a chord with at least one other party leader.
Winston Peters says he’s never heard anyone singing it when they’re happy.
The Labour leader said in parliament yesterday many people wanted to change the anthem “because they are sick of singing a dirge every time they turn up to a festive occasion”.
He told reporters today he made the comment “because that’s what a lot of Kiwis have said to me”.
Mr Peters, the NZ First leader, agreed with him. Read more »