Peter Brown (New Zealand politician)
|2nd Deputy Leader of the New Zealand First party|
19 December 1998 – 14 February 2009
|Preceded by||Tau Henare|
|Succeeded by||Tracey Martin|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
for New Zealand First list
|Born||18 October 1939|
|Political party||New Zealand First|
Peter Brown (born 18 October 1939) is a former deputy leader of the New Zealand First party. He formerly managed a stevedoring company and led the New Zealand Stevedoring Employers Association; he holds a sea captain's certificate.
In April 2008, Brown - an immigrant himself - drew widespread attention after voicing similar views and expressing concern at the increase in New Zealand's immigrant population, specifically ethnic Asians: "We are going to flood this country with Asian people with no idea what we are going to do with them when they come here." "The matter is serious. If we continue this open door policy there is real danger we will be inundated with people who have no intention of integrating into our society. The greater the number, the greater the risk. They will form their own mini-societies to the detriment of integration and that will lead to division, friction and resentment."
- "NZ First's Brown slammed for 'racist' anti-Asian remarks". The New Zealand Herald. 3 April 2008. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- Patrick Gower with TRN (2 September 2008). "Undeclared donation 'a mistake' says NZ First MP". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2011.