Politicians and their pets

23:25, Aug 07 2014
Political pets
Meet NZ First leader Winston Peters' dog Beau. A new addition to the Peters' household, Beau was reportedly happy to have his master home earlier this week. We wonder whether that title is used within the party?
Political pets
Prime Minister John Key and wife Bronagh and their moggie. The nation's first cat, now 13, is Moonbeam Smokey Fluffy Key.
Political pets
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has saved this snap of dog Axle on her phone as a keepsake while she campaigns away from home.
Political pets
Labour leader David Cunliffe has an adorable spoodle named Daisy. Also part of the family are bees, five chickens, a cat, puppy and two budgies.
Political pets
Te Ururoa Flavell's dog Mokai is very much a family pet.

We know them as political animals - backing-biting and barking at each other across the debating floor.

But here party leaders show a softer side and cuddle up to their pets.

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