"We won't see another politician like him ever again."
"People were talking about protesting outside my house. My children were home alone."
Former NZ First MPs Newshub spoke to were out of the loop on the party's path going forward.
Tracey Martin revealed who she thinks should pick up her work as Minister for Children.
NZ First failed to meet the 5 percent threshold on Saturday.
His career has spanned decades and seen him knocked out of Parliament more than once.
As of 9:40pm on election night New Zealand First is on 2.5 percent.
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They're up in the polls, but still below the 5 percent party vote needed to enter Parliament.
There are more twists to come in the phenomenal tale of Decision 2020.
"Sorry sunshine, wrong place."
Labour and the Greens look set to take power without New Zealand First holding them back.
"It was a very bad day for him."
Ardern says voters should ignore "mischief" claims Labour will end up having to adopt lots of Green policies.
Winston Peters continues to insist NZ First will surprise everyone.
A new poll shows voters prefer Grant Robertson over Kelvin Davis as Deputy Prime Minister.
"No, look, but, it's, but..." said Shaw, visibly unsure how to react.
Multiple sources have told Newshub most of Winston Peters' Beehive team have given up hope of his return.
"Winston loves the horses. That appears to have affected his drawing of a cow."
The National leader slammed NZ First as the "enablers of the Greens-Labour vision".