Act leader Rodney Hide has lodged a complaint about Winston Peters with the Serious Fraud Office.
Mr Hide said in a statement today: “It is my considered opinion that issues raised by the Dominion Post and the new Zealand Herald require proper and independent investigation.
“The Serious Fraud office is the appropriate Government department capable of carrying out an independent, thorough and competent investigation more so with its current powers.
“It is vital that such an investigation be seen to be unfettered by any suggestion of political interference, real or imagined.”
Serious allegations require serious consideration.