King-maker Winston Peters arrives in Wellington to strike up preliminary coalition talks

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New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters is heading back to Wellington today as he prepares to strike up preliminary coalition talks with National and Labour.

The NZ First leader holds the balance of power and will chose which party leads the next government.
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Mr Peters holds the balance of power to choose which party will lead the next government.

He says New Zealand First staffers are doing the legwork so preliminary talks can begin later this week.

Mr Peters has maintained no formal negotiations will begin until the final vote is declared on Saturday.

But, he says he hopes to have a deal laid out by next Thursday. 

1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann on the latest as coalition negotiations finally get underway.
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