"We are a phoenix that will again arise as the public wake up to the inexactitude of this Government and a hapless National Party."
Their lawyer said media coverage of a case had been irresponsible.
He would not reveal who approached him.
The party is holding its 'Force for the North' rally in Whangarei without its leader.
He warns pundits can't count out NZ First just yet.
"What he was trying to is he was trying to get the 5 percent that NZ First needs."