Richard Prosser said the NZ First membership doesn't back Shane Jones.
Secret talks raised speculation of a heads-up on an imminent announcement.
He met with both Bill English and Jacinda Ardern late last night.
He had said his board had almost reached a consensus on policy arrangements.
The Superannuation Fund CEO's pay has been boosted again.
Meeting up to decide a Government has been a comedy of chaos, cabs and an erratic roller door.
Winston Peters gave himself wriggle room on the end-of-week deadline.
Listen to Mr English answer questions on the Todd Barclay tape recording.
Is Winston Peters keen on a deal with a party of "cronyism, sleaze, and corruption"?
He says the major parties are scared of Winston Peters.
Newshub's political editor says the leaders of National and Labour "need to cut the crap".
But she said her weekend wink was simply a "tick" and not intentional.
The NZ First leader made a hasty retreat as he left a much-delayed meeting to decide the next government.
Bill English is on lockdown in the Beehive afraid of upsetting Winston Peters.
The shortage is serious, but less dire than the sign implied.
Looks like no Government will be announced today.
That's what the pundits are saying.
Don't expect a new Government to be formed anytime soon, and definitely not Monday.
Here's how the two potential Prime Ministers got to where they are now.
Winston Peters' NZ First party is about to start a meeting to choose between National and Labour.
As decision day looms for NZ First, the Greens say they're "ready to go" with a teleconference to ratify their part of a deal.
A fuzzier version of Winston Peters decides the future Government.
Lisa Owen and guests break down the week in politics.
The Nation takes a look at the state of New Zealand's workplaces, a year after Helen Kelly died.
Winston Peters says he wants the party's board to reach a consensus, rather than have a decision through a vote.
Policy talks with National and Labour have wrapped up, but NZ still in limbo over weekend
The evidence suggests he's "absolutely smashing" the two big parties, Gower told The AM Show.
The NZ First leader missed his Thursday deadline to announce a decision, but neither major party seems to mind.
Winston Peters says the new government will be decided soon.
"Write that on the wall," he says.
Winston Peters is holding New Zealand voters hostage, Patrick Gower writes.
'Can I have the day off? I need to choose the next Govt.'
By 'moment's notice' he means a few days.
Meet NZ First's board, which is meeting tomorrow to make the big decision.
Tax systems like NZ's aren't as progressive as they look because the rich avoid it through capital gains, the IMF says.
Two former Green MPs say the party shouldn't sign any coalition deal that doesn't give them policy wins.
NZ First will hold the last negotiating sessions with National and Labour on Thursday.
The Kiwi dollar is suffering while Winston Peters decides.
Winston Peters says they will keep discussing until there is a clear majority.
Green Party membership have power to make or break Labour-NZ First plan, Patrick Gower writes.
"They won't be walked over by Winston Peters," he warns.
His press secretary denied reports he's delaying the decision.
They lost their daughter to suicide two months ago.
It is like Married at First Sight: Political Edition, writes Lloyd Burr.