Public cheer Dunne's planking

ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 12:42 02/06/2011
Peter Dunne Planking landsc
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ASSUMING THE POSITION: United Future leader Peter Dunne "planks" on TVNZ's Back Benches programme last night.

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United Future leader Peter Dunne is the latest politician to join in with the  "planking" fad.

Dunne claimed the title as the first New Zealand MP to "plank live on TV" last night.

Earlier this week a photograph of Prime Minister John Key's son Max ''planking'' emerged.

Planking - where a person lies face down in an unusual place and snaps a photo of it  - is the latest craze sweeping the internet.

The Revenue Minister was a guest on TVNZ's  political panel show Back Benches. A fan wrote in to request Dunne "plank" on the show saying it ''would make my year.''

To loud cheers of "Peter Peter Peter", the Revenue Minister clamoured on the chest-high table and lay prone for a few seconds. ''Where do you go from here?'' he laughed as he climbed down.

Last month Dunne hit international headlines for a YouTube video defending his ''dead possum hair.''

In the light hearted video blog he waved a comb saying: ''Some people who think it's untidy, it's too grey, it's too coiffured. The only thing that ever goes on this is a comb and a hairbrush.

"And I think it's really bald-headed men [behind criticism]."

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