In this news clip, TV3 covers the night of the 1996 general election. The National Party, led by Jim Bolger, would ultimately keep their position in government through a coalition with New Zealand First, whose "kingmaker" leader Winston Peters is acting "elusive" to the media. Labour Party leader Helen Clark (just three years before becoming Prime Minister) features heavily, as does fresh-faced reporter John Campbell, desperate to interview Peters in Tauranga. The segment also features The Topp Twins in character as their gruff alter egos Ken & Ken, offering "political commentary" that is really a Labour Party endorsement.
No we haven't seen Winston today — in fact there's been more sighting of Elvis in Tauranga than there's been of Winston today!– Reporter John Campbell waits for Winston Peters, early in this item