Via Scoop, Labour’s press release on the launch of their campaign to win the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election:
Labour launches Ikaroa-Rawhiti campaign
Labour Leader David Shearer has launched Labour’s Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election campaign with a promise that the party will use the next four weeks to honour the legacy of Parekura Horomia, and retain the seat he held for 14 years.
Labour’s candidate Meka Whaitiri today held her official campaign launch at Kohupatiki Marae near Hastings. David Shearer was joined at the launch by Rino Tirikatene and Louisa Wall from Labour’s Maori caucus and a number of other MPs.
“Labour will campaign relentlessly to once again earn the trust of the people of Ikaroa-Rawhiti. We will organise, mobilise and terrorise our political opponents.
“Let the games begin,” says David Shearer.
In possibly-not-unrelated news, Labour are in the process of hiring a new Senior Press Secretary.