The Herald reports:
Former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce are frontrunners for the 2018 New Zealand of the Year Awards.
Despite Turei’s fall from grace after she publicly admitted she lied to Winz about her living circumstances in the 1990s she has received the most nominations.
Destroying the electoral chances of the Green Party is a very worthwhile act, so maybe Metiria should be New Zealander of the Year?
Joyce, whose New Zealand-born father makes him a New Zealand citizen, came second.
The revelation he had dual citizenship hit the headlines this month.
I’d vote for Barnaby!