Poor old Hone is a goner.
No, the good voters of Tai Tokerau won’t be giving him the heave-ho in favour of Labour’s Kelvin Wotzisname.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, they will be sticking with the Maori Party.
Alf has this on the good authority of the Maori party itself, and they should know.
Sure, Turiana Turia made some unflattering remarks about their candidate the other day, but it turns out this was a mistake.
Thank goodness it has not been a mistake so serious that the Maori Party’s optimism has been dented or support undermined.