Winston Peters’ advice to students:
* Grab each day as it comes along and enjoy it. You never know when it could be your last.
* Always read books – any books but especially novels.
* Go fishing whenever you can. Apparently God does not deduct fishing time from our lives.
* Be loyal to your friends.
* Keep laughing.
* Don’t keep filling your heads with useless information.
* Don’t eat too many carbohydrates.
* Save yourselves and save Grandma – vote New Zealand First.
In the last few months, Mr Peters has shown he has been living his own advice.
He certainly has been grabbing each day as it comes along, battling through a privileges inquiry, surviving a Serious Fraud Office investigation, which found no fraud had occurred, and awaiting the results of a case laid with the police.
No-one could be sure that it would not be his last day in politics.
But he does not always seem to read books, especially receipt books or those issued by trust accounts, otherwise he would not have had to see off all the various inquiries.