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Key: Ponytail pull not sexist

PM admits he misread the situation when he pulled a waitress' ponytail, but denies it was a sexist act, saying he "could have" done it to a man.

PM: Cabinet minister won't step down over brother

1:41pm The Cabinet Minister whose brother is facing indecency charges should have been stood down immediately if it was apparent there was a conflict of interest, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

MP's premature league celebrations

Damien O'Connor was blissfully unaware the cracking game on the telly was a replay.

Green MPs starving themselves

The Green Party's 14 MPs will starve themselves to highlight the threat climate change poses to food supply.

Judith Collins wants back into Cabinet

She's served her time in exile, now MP Judith Collins is eyeing the power table again.

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