Claire Trevett's weekly catch-up on the things that entertained her from the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

This week featuring a woebegone Shane Jones, Winston Peters' 'scientific utilities' and how many men does it take to replace PM Jacinda Ardern?

MONDAY: Behind every great woman, there has to be .... three men?

With Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Paris, it took no fewer than three men to fill her shoes back home.

First up was Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was acting Prime Minister for two days before taking off to Fiji.

He was helped by Grant Robertson - Robertson and Peters split Ardern's usual Tuesday morning media slots between them.

Robertson did the two television appearances while Peters took on the two radio interviews.

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After Peters left, Labour's deputy Kelvin Davis turned into Acting PM until Saturday when

TUESDAY: Rockin' Robertson

WEDNESDAY: Keeping up with the Joneses

Thursday: With-paw and apologise, Mr Speaker

FRIDAY: Into the lion's den