The ACT conference is this weekend. ACT are showing some promising signs of recovery, even though early days. Having Sir Roger Douglas back in the mainstream will send a strong message to core supporters that ACT is still needed, and should be supported.
John key's move to the centre has opened up ripe territory for ACT. They should be able to at least get a third MP if they position themselves smartly.
UPDATE: A very good article was in Wednesday's Herald on ACT, by Geoffrey Miller who wrote his honours dissertation on them.