So for the life of me I cannot understand the political football it has developed into.
NZ First are backing no change. Winston plays to the entitlement brigade. Key says, according to the NZ Herald:
"This is my challenge to Winston Peters - I dare him to go out there and say he will not under any conditions form a government with Labour even if Labour's policy is to raise the super age from 2020, not in the 3 year period from 2014 to 2017. I dare him to say that. He will not. He will not because he's tricky. He'll find a way around all of that stuff."
It's all so risible, really.