The co-leader of the Advance NZ party Jami-Lee Ross is not going to stand in his Botany electorate this election.
He's just announced he will stand instead on his party's list. Ross won the Botany seat for the National Party in a 2011 by-election but became an Independent MP after a spectacular split with the party in 2018.
He's pinning hopes for re-election on his party's co-leader, Billy Te Kahika, winning the seat of Te Tai Tokerau.
Ross speaks to Susie Ferguson.