We were doing this thing in class, matching political parties to cars. But that's boring, so I tried to come up with a few drinks which sum up New Zealand Political parties.
National: A martini - expensive and hard to swallow.
Labour: Tui - it's beer, it's working class, it's not that great, but we can't afford a better one just at the moment.
Greens: spirulina. Made from organic ingredients of course.
Act: very sweet sherry in a dusty decanter - old fashioned and no one likes it.
Maori Party: the olive in National's martini, but they're hoping to make it to the snack platter.
NZ First isn't on the menu.
United Future doesn't drink.
Progressives'll have what Labour's having.