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Winston Peters

Peters at the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines in 2017
Peters in 2017
13th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Governor-General Patsy Reddy
Preceded by Paula Bennett
In office
16 December 1996 – 14 August 1998
Prime Minister Jim Bolger
Jenny Shipley
Governor-General Michael Hardie Boys
Preceded by Don McKinnon
Succeeded by Wyatt Creech
25th Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Preceded by Gerry Brownlee
In office
19 October 2005 – 29 August 2008
Prime Minister Helen Clark
Preceded by Phil Goff
Succeeded by Murray McCully
Leader of New Zealand First
Assumed office
18 July 1993
President Doug Woolerton
Dail Jones
George Groombridge
Kevin Gardener
Anne Martin
Brent Catchpole
Deputy Tau Henare
Peter Brown
Tracey Martin
Ron Mark
Fletcher Tabuteau
Preceded by Office established
1st Treasurer of New Zealand
In office
16 December 1996 – 14 August 1998
Prime Minister Jim Bolger
Jenny Shipley
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Bill Birch
35th Minister of Māori Affairs
In office
2 November 1990 – 1 October 1991
Prime Minister Jim Bolger
Preceded by Koro Wētere
Succeeded by Doug Kidd
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Constituency New Zealand First List
In office
28 March 2015 – 23 September 2017
Preceded by Mike Sabin
Succeeded by Matt King
Constituency Northland
In office
26 November 2011 – 28 March 2015
Constituency New Zealand First List
In office
17 September 2005 – 3 October 2008
Constituency New Zealand First List
In office
17 July 1984 – 17 September 2005
Preceded by Keith Allen
Succeeded by Bob Clarkson
Constituency Tauranga
In office
24 May 1979 – 28 November 1981
Preceded by Malcolm Douglas
Succeeded by Colin Moyle
Constituency Hunua
Personal details
Born
Wynston Raymond Peters

11 April 1945 (1945-04-11) (age 75)
Whangarei, New Zealand
Political party National (Before 1993)
New Zealand First (1993–present)
Spouse(s)
Louise
(m. 1973; separated 1995)
Children 2
Relatives Jim (Brother)
Ian (Brother)
Alma mater University of Auckland
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Winston Raymond Peters PC (born 11 April 1945) is a New Zealand politician. He is the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Foreign Affairs since [2017. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 1998. He serves under a coalition government alongside Jacinda Ardern upon the 2017 election.

Peters led the populist New Zealand First party since 1993. He has been a Member of Parliament since 2011, having served from 1979 to 1981 and 1984 to 2008.


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