After a brutal smear-campaign from Key, Gilmore is gone. Nothing he did made him unfit to be an MP ,* but lying to Key meant Key had to get him out of the caucus or look weak. And the only safe way to do that was have him resign. That done, we get Claudette Hauiti. Who’s she? Well, here’s a measure of her calibre. In a 2010 Auckland local board competition, she came 10th out of 12.
*that is, in a world where we have a man who used his Parliamentary privileges to gain inside information on Tranzrail when he was a shareholder go on to be PM and another took out of town accommodation money that he wasn’t entitled to is Finance Minister, not an ideal one.