Election 2023: let the shadow boxing commence

Election 2023: let the shadow boxing commence
Napier will be the site for the first major party skirmishes of election year. (Image: Port of Napier)
Pattrick Smellie
Either by some quirk of fate or out of deference to media companies' aversion to meeting travel expenses, the Labour and National parties are kicking off the political year on the same day – today – and in the same town – Napier.Motels and hotels are as full as ticks, there are no rental cars to be had. Direct flights from major centres are booked out over the next two days.Anyone with a bent for watching ants scuttle back and forth might want to sit somewhere on the bluff separating the city and its port to observe politi...

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