The Herald reports:
Labour has withdrawn its proposal for women-only selections after a request from Leader David Shearer.
Mr Shearer said it was distracting from other issues and he did not believe it was what people wanted from Labour.
He said he had asked the Council to withdraw that proposal and it had agreed.
I score this as Whale 1, Labour members and activists 0
What is astonishing is that neither Shearer nor Robertson, who sit on the NZ Council, did anything to stop this before it was adopted.
The fact they may or may not have been at a particular meeting is irrelevant. Papers get sent out well in advance of meetings. If they had good political management they would have killed this off prior to the NZ Council adopting it and recommending to the the annual conference.