The birth of an intriguing new political enterprise took place on Thursday afternoon at the Destiny Church headquarters at 25 Druce Rd, a wide, bleak street in Manukau. Media arrived as workmen were putting the finishing touches to the church carpark. Someone went at it with a pick, someone sat dozing on a steamroller. Build it, and they will park.

A row of seats had been placed in a small room dominated by the taxidermist's art. The heads of two stags were mounted on either side of a dreary landscape painting, and the heads of five wild boar stared