It's a trick question of course; according to Paddy Gower on 3News last night there isn't much of a difference:
The Labour Party faithful have queued up to get into their party conference in Auckland this evening.
All members are welcome except one – the prodigal son, John Tamihere – who has not been allowed to return.
“It’s a bit like joining the Head Hunters,” he says, “as I’m trying to walk through, trying to get my membership, they are all there beating you – it’s a bit like a gang, a gang initiation”.
Yes, that’s right, Mr Tamihere compares the Labour Party to the Head Hunters, Auckland’s most feared gang. That’s because while he’s paid his membership fees and wants to be an MP again, his colourful past – including a Serious Fraud Office investigation – means that membership is yet to be approved by the party hierarchy.
He says he is being blocked by forces from within.
Oh dear! Does Labour have Lprent, Eddie and Irish Bill from The Standard doing security this weekend?