QUESTION TIME CUT AND THRUST:

It was the day on which Parliament's great "who knew what and when?" question was to be answered, and anticipation was high.

National Party leader Simon Bridges broke with his long-standing habit of asking his usual "does the PM stand by all her statements" questions.

The court lawyer was back, hungry for a cross-examination.

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Bridges' question was very specific, and aimed at Andrew Little – the Minister of the GCSB – who had David Parker filling in for him.

Question 2 - Hon Simon Bridges to the Prime Minister from New Zealand Parliament

Timeline of trouble

Tuesday, May 28

Wednesday May 29

Thursday May 30

Tuesday June 4