The events of last week surrounding the resignation of The Labour Party president demonstrated shortcomings with the NZ media while bringing back some wry memories for me.

Apparently distracted and overwhelmed by the sensational and salacious revelations in The Spinoff, the media focus was entirely on who knew what and when.

The more important aspects of the effects of the resignation were either neglected altogether or misreported.

We were told that the senior vice president would automatically succeed to the role of chairing the party council and that a new president could be elected at the annual conference in Whanganui

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