Presumably the Nats are packing themselves about the proposed extension of the campaign spending period and are trying to jam their costs into this year. Evidently, someone at National Party HQ (David Farrar?) thought it might be a good idea to send John Key to visit Porirua market recently with a TV production crew.
Perhaps in anticipation of a possible characterisation of Key as a wealthy, out of touch, caviar-gobbling money-trader they appear to have taken it upon themselves to collect footage of him out amongst “ordinary” New Zealanders. Problem is that it doesn’t seem to have gone quite as smoothly as they might have hoped… he *does* look lonely – and check out that vege-sniff, do you think that’s a sound effect or the real deal?
Hat tip: HMP