Meteria Turei has resigned as co-leader of the Green Party:
She has no-one but herself to blame, not for what she did as a beneficiary, but because of her refusal to admit what she did was wrong, accept responsibility for it and apologise.
Had she stayed she would have taken her party down with her.
Her co-leader James Shaw’s handling of the issue has damaged him too but Turei’s resignation will probably enable it to stay above the 5% threshold.
The Newshub Reid Research poll showing the Greens lose a third of its vote – dropping 4.7 points to 8.3% – in a week may well have had something to do with her decision.