The first meeting between Gerry Brownlee and the new city council saw "enormous good will".
If Labour is wise it will attempt to replicate Saturday's mobilisation effort in Christchurch East across the entire country in 2014.
Labour's resounding victory in the Christchurch East by-election should be causing a few sleepless nights at National Party HQ.
Tomorrow's Christchurch East by-election is pointing to a low turnout - none of the candidates has exactly fired up the electorate.
The contest to replace Lianne Dalziel as Christchurch East MP will be a 10-person race.