Statement From Rt Hon Winston Peters
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
25 November 2012
From Rt Hon Winston Peters
Horan MP – Sunday Star Times Article
This is a
matter of a family dispute over a family will.
repeatedly requested facts and evidence about allegations
but have not been provided with any to date.
Mr Horan has
been told to sort the matter out with his
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