It will be an AGM in excess of 300 as MANA members coverage upon the Rotorua Marae to hear what possible Alliance between The Internet Party and MANA could occur and how it would happen. Debate will be fierce, but my reading of the mood on the Marae and members in general are excited about a possible alliance and are interested.
The Socialists aren’t happy, but when was the last time in history they were happy right?
The near civil war some in the mainstream media had predicted doesn’t seem to be materialising. How KDC fits into the philosophical kaupapa of MANA becomes apparent when members consider that 70 armed paramilitary Police stormed into Kim’s home and terrorised his family. That salient point seems to set a better appreciation of where MANA and Internet Party both can find common ground.
Media are here in droves, looking forward to teasing Patrick Gower about how he will whip this all up into some absurd headline.
Kim is due here just after 11am, I will be blogging the AGM throughout and will attempt to be the first media to publish some idea of what will come out of all of this.
The hospitality has been amazing, the Marae warm and the kai amazing. The strength and passion for Annette Sykes is clear and I have zero reservations in thinking that if she has this level of support, she will win Waiariki.