The knives are out.

The knives are out in the Labour caucus.

Particularly for the Maori MP's as the Maori Party makes in roads into Labour's support base.

List MP Mita Ririnui ? who lost Waiariki to Te Ururoa Flavell in 2005 ? is especially vulnerable and there may also be pressure on Te Tai Tonga MP Mahara Okeroa to stand aside as a constituency candidate.

This is going to cause major ructions in labour over the next few months.

DPF also reports on ructions at other parties as the wheels start to fall off the government.