This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets in reaction to the leadership challenge to Green Party co-leader Russel Norman by David Hay. As usual, it’s in reverse chronically order – the most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below]
To recap: David Hay will only challenge for Greens co-leader if he outranks 5 current male MPs when new list is released. Dork.
@Simonpnz my new life goal is to get a higher list placing than David Hay lol
"David Hay, currently ranked 16th on the party's list... will stand against Dr Norman – but only if he is given a higher list placing." #lol
I'm not saying Russel shd go, but John Farnham is coming so we cld replace one annoying Aussie with another. John F does mullets better too.
Leadership challenge 'not about Norman; it's about me, and what I think about Norman'http://www.3news.co.nz/Leadership-challenge-not-about-Norman/tabid/423/articleID/323061/Default.aspx#.UpU9IQpRg3A.twitter …
Green Party: "Labour gets all this attention whenever 'leadership challenge' is invoked, we gotta get on that!" #strategery
Russell Norman to be replaced because too competent. #tallpoppysyndrome
I did not expect this! Almost 57 per cent say @RusselNorman should go.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9447633/Russel-Norman-faces-leadership-challenge …
I always thought a Greens' strength was unified solidarity. Could the wheels be falling off that? Practicalities of MMP overtaking ideals?
Who's David Hay? Did he not learn from what happened to Cunliffe when he tried to make a leadersh- oh, wait, that's right...
Maybe some @NZGreens members would prefer an environmentalist as male co-leader instead of a communist #nzpol http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1311/S00325/green-party-leadership-challenge.htm …
#realtalk. is there one single person in the country who seriously believes on reasonable grounds that Russel Norman gets rolled? No.
Are Garner and Gower going to manufacture some sort of leadership coup attempt among Greens?
A Green leadership challenge! So long as everyone cycles to it and no one uses unnecessary paper I'm down with it.
Future headline: Unknown lowly ranked Green List MP undergoes sex change, challenges Metirei Turie for co-leadership position.
Does this David Hay challenger identify more as Emerald Stormtrooper or Green Taliban?
it's not a #Greenspill, it's a toxic algal bloom
I'm sure David Hay will be rewarded next year with an appropriate list placing. #greenspill
The #greenspill is a sign of a healthy party. Imagine if this actually happened in Labour? The challenger would be found dead somewhere.
I'm guessing this David Hay leadership bid is just him trying to get further up the Greens list.
Even Greens don't like Russel Norman. But how could you? Heh
Holy moly leadership challenge in the Green Party... Paddy's gonna have an aneurysm! Someone get him a scotch STAT.
So the cynic on me thinks Hay challenging Norman to 1) increase own profile &list ranking 2)increase membership 3)place focus on Akld Greens
Having this hang around the neck of the party months before the general election just shows this guy doesn't really care about party
The Green Party is about to get Hay Fever #greenspill
Who the hell is David Hay. Nice pounamu though #GREENAGEDDON
Does David Hay really think he can do "give me my flag back, give me my flag back" better than @RusselNorman ?