Labour leader David Shearer is trying to woo the provinces.
He can make all the promises he wants but it won’t work with anyone who thinks seriously about what a Labour-led government would deliver:
* A capital gains tax.
* A much lower commitment to reducing public spending.
* A divided caucus.
* Coalition partners which are anti-irrigation, anti-business and anti-imigration.
Labour did very badly in the provinces in last year’s election. Nothing has changed in the party since then to make it or its policies any more appealing.