As broken on Tumeke yesterday, Pagani has gone. The step to the right within Labour has been halted, a tactical reassessment under way and factions anxiously eyeing the next couple of polls.
If they dip or stagnate, the decision to change the caucus trigger point will be impossible to resist at conference in November, if they lift, the Party will align behind Shearer and focus on the election.
What happens now is crucial, Labour need to have a new policy direction stamped out loud and clear with ideological vision that appeals to NZers better angels and Shearer needs to start articulating it like he means it.
With Pagani gone, if David Shearer wants it, now is his chance.