Labour’s holding 12 meetings around the country to let its three aspiring leaders meet members.
But in further evidence the party has abandoned the south, the southernmost meeting is in Dunedin.
Sterling service from the local MPs, Clutha Southland’s Bill English and Invercargill’s Eric Roy have painted the south of the south blue.
But if Labour had any interest in that part of the country you’d think the leadership meeting would be a good opportunity to garner some interest and reconnect with Southlanders.
The cost of getting to Invercargill can’t be the excuse for not going because the three candidates are travelling the country on the public purse.