Charles Chauvel has written a letter to constituents in Ohariu:
I think Charles forgets something when he says that Peter Dunne was “elected to parliament 27 years ago. The Cold war was still raging. The Space Shuttle Discovery made its maiden flight. CD players went on sale commercially. DNA profiling was developed”.
Now what is it he has forgotton? Oh yes…Phil Goff was elected to parliament in 1984 as well.
Maybe Charles is right when he says that a vote for someone first elected in 1984 is a “vote for the failed policies and personalities of the past”.