the Maori Party will take its time after the election
The Donm Post report that the Maori Party will refuse to be rushed if it holds the balance of power on election night and may take a week to decide what they should do.
That's also what they told me when I asked them yesterday - and it won't be consulting Maori until after the election result. Pita Sharples said that the party would decide after the election whether to remain in opposition, enter a formal coalition or agree to a confidence and supply arrangement.
But he told the Family First conference last week that the party was not chasing a coalition agreement. Will that change after the election? Whatever, there will be a lot of journalists parked outside hui after the election.