New Zealand First

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New Zealand First (Māori: Aotearoa Tuatahi),[1] commonly abbreviated to NZ First,[2] is a nationalist and populist political party in New Zealand. The party formed in July 1993 following the resignation on 19 March 1993 of its leader and founder, Winston Peters.

It has formed coalition governments with both major political parties in New Zealand: first with the National Party from 1996 to 1998 and then with the Labour Party from 2005 to 2008 and from 2017 to 2020.

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  1. "Ngā Rōpū Pāremata" (in Māori). New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. "New Zealand First Party". New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa. Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2017.