Winston appears to be giving up according to Radio NZ
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters appears to be cutting his losses in the battle for the Tauranga seat.
Despite planning to spend the rest of his campaign in the city, he has suddenly flown to Wellington to join his MP, Ron Mark, who is campaigning for the Rimutaka seat.
Radio New Zealand's political reporter in Tauranga says no clear reason was given.
Mr Peters was due to spend rest of the week in Tauranga, where he has been fighting to regain the seat he lost in 2005 to Bob Clarkson.
He needs to win it to secure New Zealand First's political survival, unless the party can make it over the 5% threshold in the party vote.