Labour Party deputy leader Jacinda Adern strongly believes that half of the team in her party have to be female. Helen Clark was also of that opinion, well she got that wrong in the United Nations. They went for the best candidate, who just happened to be a man. When we pick people by gender, we are barking up the wrong tree, which in turn leads to stupid actions by groups who throw logic out the window.
The best person should get the job no matter what. One really has to wonder about Jacinda, she does have a wonderful smile. The last few years have heard little comment about key subjects like accommodation, and other problems related to housing, if one cannot mention important matters until an election, one has to truly wonder how effective a deputy leader Jacinda will be?
Ron Chamberlain, Otumoetai.