My reaction yesterday when I heard Tariana Turia had accepted an invitation to speak at the ACT Party conference was that it was a very smart mopve for both parties.
It makes ACT seem co-operative and open-minded in having Tariana speak, and the Maori Party will be seen by its constituents as doing a good job by working with all parties in order to advance the interests of Maori. A win-win.
John Armstrong also rates the act as inspired.
Less inspired was having Sir Roger Douglas speak where once again he attacked the direction and leadership of ACT. I mean why do they keep inviting him to say the same thing. ACT really need to get over their hero worship of Douglas and move on.