Watch: Winston Peters looks back at 25 years of New Zealand First with 1 NEWS political editor Jess Mutch

Winston Peters has given a revealing interview looking back at 25 years of New Zealand First with 1 NEWS political editor Jess Mutch today.

Among other things Mr Peters addressed was how the party has survived and his long running stoush with the media.

"The main reason [it has lasted so long] is we have kept faith in what we originally started with, the belief that ordinary people would be strong enough without resources to maintain the party.

New Zealand’s third-largest political party is celebrating its 25th birthday. Source: 1 NEWS

"We survived because we didn't need big business money, we got very little of it, but we had a thing that's far more important - sheer commitment from people on the ground," Mr Peters said.

Watch what else he had to say in the full interview embedded above.

Mr Peters addressed how the party has survived and his long-running stoush with the media. Source: 1 NEWS

Countdown recalls two of its branded cleaning products over faulty child resistant cap fears

Countdown is recalling its own brand Essentials Domestic Cleaner over faulty child resistant safety cap fears.

A statement released by Countdown this afternoon says the recall includes the Fresh 1.25L and Essentials Domestic Cleaner Regular 1.25L range with use by dates up to and including June 2019.

The products have been sold in Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue stores nationwide.

The company says it's "a precautionary measure only."

Countdown is recalling these products due to a faulty child resistant cap which could cause the product to leak. Essentials Domestic Cleaner is a poisonous substance. If the product leaks it may pose a health risk to customers and possible damage to property.

Customers can return faulty products to any Countdown supermarket for a full refund.

Customers can call Countdown toll free for more information: 0800 40 40 40.

Countdown sign. Source: 1 NEWS



Body found by fisherman in Waikato River in Huntly

A body has been found by a fisherman in the Waikato River.

Police say a member of the public who was fishing discovered the body of a male on the riverbed about 9:15am today, just north of the Huntly Cemetery.

The body has since been recovered by police and formal identification is ongoing.

Police are making initial inquiries and have notified the Coroner but say there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious.

Waikato River
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