Three newspapers have so far announced my candidacy:
The Dominion Post jumped the gun on 6 July. The Star and the ODT have covered the story in recent days.
At this stage, a profile in the local newspapers is nice to have, but it’s not essential to my chances as a candidate. It is the local members who will choose Pete Hodgson’s successor. Having said that, I have greatly appreciated the encouraging comments from those who have seen the articles – friends, colleagues and members alike.