Kathryn Ryan interviewed former NZ First staffer Rex Widerstrom, Sir Bob Jones and Wayne Peters over allegations about donations to NZ First on Nine to Noon this morning.
Widerstrom said he remembers at least one conversation in which Winston Peters discussed money going in to the Spencer Trust. Sir Bob was quite clear that he was giving money to NZ First and said a journalist told him that party insiders said money given to the party had not got to it.
Wayne Peters had the same difficulty giving straight answers as his brother. Perhaps
Ryan then discussed the issues with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre.
Harre summed it up: “The more opportunites Winston Peters has to respond to the issues and allegations the more questions that arise.”
And the more questions arise the muddier the answers become.