The Electoral Commission’s list of registered political parties, dated yesterday, does not include the Mana Party.
It’s difficult to know how much credence to give last week’s poll in Te Tai Tokerau when so many people in the electorate don’t have land lines but it’s safe to say the by-election is a two horse race.
The Maori Party hasn’t looked like it’s been trying from the start which leaves Mana’s Hone Harawira and Labour’s Kelvin Davis.
Labour’s ability to mobilise voters, especially in Auckland, might give Davis an edge but there isn’t much in it with only three days to go.
The race is going to the wire and so is Mana’s registration. If Harawira pulls it off, he might do so as the leader of an unregistered party.