Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater is backing his mate Judith
Collins, who has resigned over an email suggesting she was
involved in a plan to oust the former head of the Serious
Fraud Office while she was Police Minister.
If - as the participants keep insisting - this election is
really about ''the things that matter'', then the question of
which of the two major parties has the economic agenda with
the most foresight would be dominating the campaign.
A novice skier probably would have died after tumbling 35
metres into the crater of Mt Ruapehu if not for a chance
meeting with two local men who decided at the last minute to
extend their day on the snow.