Despite a double clash with the Wanganui races and an international rugby match at Spriggens Park, yesterday’s Grey Power-organised meeting drew 175 people to the Wanganui War Memorial Hall Concert Chamber.
As in Nelson, over 90% of those present said they’d vote for a single-issue party dedicated to removing New Zealand’s racial roadblock.
I should add that I really pleaded with them not to indulge me with a Yes vote unless they really meant it.
I said I quite understood if, despite the importance of this issue, they saw the National Party’s economic policy or the Labour Party’s social policy as a higher priority.
Yet despite my plea, only 5 said they would vote for one of the established parties.
A pattern is emerging.
Next stop Havelock North on April 9, then Waikanae on April 22.
Also Tim Wikiriwhi is arranging a Hamilton meeting (date to be advised), and I’ve accepted an invitation from Grey Power Hastings to discuss the constitutional review on July 7.