Shortly after Labour MPs Grant Robertson, David Shearer and Stuart Nash declined to rule out that they might or might not consider responding to questions regarding the possibility that they could perhaps contemplate making a statement about whether they would confirm or even deny they were planning to make a bid for the leadership of the Labour Party, several others threw their hats in the ring.
Name tags in the hats reveal the owners to include Jamie Whyte, Laila Harre, Colin Craig and Brendon Horan, bringing the total number of those queuing to challenge the beleaguered David Cunliffe to 64.
Mr Cunliffe appears unworried about the challenges, although he might actually be nonplussed. He was unable to comment to WWNews as he was, according to a party insider, currently out shopping for hats.
Meanwhile Labour Party supporters are flocking to social media sites to express their anger at the disloyal few who deliberately sabotaged the incoming Labour Government by not finding anything in the muddled and disarrayed manifesto worth voting for. The disloyal few were too busy buying shares in Fonterra and Ripshittenbust Open Cast Mining to care.
To the weather now and a wet band is predicted to hit Auckland. The Eagles are scheduled to play Mt Smart Stadium next March.