End is near for Labour leadership race

By Ripeka Timutimu

It's been a long week for the Labour leadership candidates, but the end is nigh.

Party and union members rallied on Saturday night in Wellington to hear the three candidates speak.

Although Grant Robertson was the favourite of the 500-strong crowd, one of Northland's sons, Shane Jones, is nipping at his tail.

They're definitely not the three wise men of Nazareth, but they were the stars in the red sea of Labour supporters in Wellington at the rally.

It was no surprise that a lot of support for Grant Robertson turned out in force at the rally, as Wellington is definitely his stronghold.

Ripeka Timutimu has the details.