What was it that Mike Moore - the politician, not the film-maker - once said about Auckland being New Zealand's answer to Los Angeles?
Week in politics
With or without Punch, the show must go on.
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Tariana Turia and her Maori Party colleagues did not need the patronising lecture they got from Labour this week to tell them their ground-breaking deal with National carries huge risks for them.
In the wake of the Prime Minister slipping and falling while going walkabout in a Christchurch shopping mall, those of unkind mind have noted the same thing happened to John Howard in the lead-up to last year's Australian election.
Expect the unexpected. That is the nature of election campaigns.
His patience nearly exhausted, Michael Cullen spoke through gritted teeth as he spelled things out in single syllables for National's benefit. There had been no, repeat no, ministerial cover-up of the investigation into Mary-Anne Thompson and its findings.