I’m not sure what Vernon Small was on when he started on this opinion piece, but it had to be pretty good.
Labour leader David Shearer could not have given a clearer signal that the party needs to lift its game in its traditional happy hunting grounds – jobs, health and education.
While health spokeswoman Maryan Street and education spokeswoman Nanaia Mahuta have not been booted out of the top 20, they have been shifted sideways into less critical areas in his long-awaited reshuffle.
In comes Chris Hipkins, who has been acting education spokesman for some time, and feisty veteran Annette King in health.
Feisty veteran Annette King?
But wait, he’s got more lipstick to go around. Read more »