Last month Hone Harawira said that campaigning would be tough because he’d be doing it on the dole.
It’s up to the people of Te Tai Tokerau to judge if someone who’d been receiving an MP’s salary for nearly six years without saving enough to live on for a month has the nous to be an MP.
They might also ponder how someone who purports to represent the poor and downtrodden doesn’t know there’s a stand-down period for people who’ve resigned from a job before they can receive a benefit.
The rest of us can ponder what he’s living on since he said he had no savings and he’s ineligible for the dole.
Someone with a better understanding of electoral law than I have might know whether donations to a candidate for living expenses count as donations which have to be recorded in election returns.