We've just read that Helen Clark is delivering a speech in Dunedin this Wednesday.
Given that she is such a supporter of the Monarchy, no doubt Miss Clark will be catching up with HRH Prince Charles and his good lady wife Camilla. She may even be bringing 64th birthday greetings to Prince Charles from the good folk at the United Nations.
So not surprisingly, we're wondering if Miss Clark is planning to stay around for the weekend, and pay a morale-boosting visit to the Labour Party conference at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland. We note that on Friday night there is a keynote speech not yet allocated:
Perhaps Helen Clark is going to fill that spot. If nothing else, it would explain the flurry of activity around the Labour-aligned traps over the last few days.