While it may be as difficult to actually prove as births in Honolulu I think we have to accept John Banks’ most frequent claim – there’s really no reason to doubt he didn’t come up the river on a cabbage boat.
Toby Manhire covers this important aspect in John Banks and the whole cabbage boat saga.
Of cabbages and king hits, self inflicted. But it does divert from the question of 50,000 cabbages. Banks seems intent on being known as the cabbage politician.