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

Nelson doctor convicted for secret toilet filming named

A Nelson cardiologist has lost his six month battle to stop his name from being published after he was convicted of secretly filming women using the toilet.

Sam Wilson was sentenced to seven months' home detention in January after pleading guilty to eight charges.

These involved making intimate visual recordings of women in a toilet or changing room at Nelson Hospital and in a toilet at his home.

He appealed a decision to waive his name suppression to the High Court.

Today, Justice David Collins upheld the original decision allowing his name to be published.

The judge said while doing this would cause distress to the surgeon's family, this fell well short of causing him extreme hardship.

Justice Collins said not naming him would unfairly cast a cloud of suspicion over other Nelson health professionals.

Doctor with stethoscope
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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