If Labour won't support Whānau Ora, the Māori Party won't support them.
That's the gauntlet thrown down by Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell as new polls show that if an election was held tomorrow, the Māori Party will be kingmaker.
It appears David Shearer has managed to navigate his way through rough times, and now two political polls released in the weekend show a spike in his support.
The Colmar Brunton poll shows Labour and the Greens could govern alone.
Over at Reid Research, there's no difference between the so-called left wing and right wing parties. That's a positive sign for the Māori Party who could become kingmaker.
Despite the yawning gap, the Colmar Brunton poll shows a small lift for David Shearer. Reid Research's figures show similar positive signs. The Māori Party say they can work with anyone, but Te Ururoa Flavell warns Shearer that he must acknowledge Whānau Ora.
So Christmas has come early for some. Only time will tell who's got the bigger presents for the Māori Party.