The Herald web site lets you filter your search terms by year, so I generated the following chart showing the number of times each member of the Labour front bench (excluding Goff) was mentioned in a Herald article in 2010.
I think it makes a few points. Carter is included for obvious reasons. Goff is already signalling Horomia’s departure, with good cause. Keith Locke and Kevin Hague are in there to illustrate that there’s no right-wing bias, ceteris parabis, and to make the argument that Labour’s health spokesperson Ruth Dyson’s low profile – she enjoys the same level of visibility as Hague, her backbencher counterpart in the Green Party – constitutes grounds for her demotion. I’ve included Judith Collins score for 2007 because she was an effective and high profile opposition MP, and 2007 was a non-election year, so she provides a comparative benchmark. Twyford and Robertson indicate that competent, hard-working Labour MPs can build their profiles even, in Robertson’s case, without high profile portfolios. With MPs like them handling classic opposition issues like health or police we might have had a few less glowing appraisals of Ryall and Collins, and National might be a few notches lower in the polls.