New Zealand First has called for Santa Claus at North City Plaza in Porirua to be restored to his fat jolly self in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.
Rt Hon Winston Peters told Parliament this afternoon that his office had learned that Mr Claus, aka Father Christmas is thin and his cheeks are pale.
“It was revealed to New Zealand First that the authorities would no longer tolerate an obese Father Christmas with high blood pressure.”
Mr Peters says he has also been warned that spoil sports are questioning the sexual stereotyping of the Spirit of Christmas.
“We fear that from next year Santa may well be known as “Person” Christmas.
“Throughout history, “Sinterklaas” as he was once known has been a jolly fat man with red cheeks who gave presents to good children at Christmas. He has lasted longer than the health and gender police.”
Mr Peters stressed that NZ First has traditional values and stands firmly alongside Santa Claus.
“We will leave out port wine, a couple of turkeys and some Christmas cake to ensure he lasts the distance.
“This is a true story about an actual New Zealander,” says Mr Peters.