I don't think I will be following the exact voting patterns of Maia; however, I have to admit she makes an excellent point when discussing the DHB candidates she won't be voting for:
Ruth Gotleib - Apparently she has a principle not to fill in surveys. What kind of a principle is it to ask people to vote for you and not say what you stand for?The survey in question was a New Zealand Nurses Association one. Gotleib wasn't the only person not to fill it out; that's fine. But to not respond to voter instigated surveys as a matter of principle?!? Does Ms Gotlieb have the faintest idea what democracy entails? She certainly just lost my vote.