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Claire Trevett's roundup of the highlights of the week, featuring the big head of Shane Jones, MPs' psychological warfare at the Cricket World Cup, and Act leader David Seymour's empathy with crushed metal.

Monday: Shane Jones, recycled

The first week of a three-week long recess sent many MPs into hibernation.

There is, however, no rest for the wicked and Shane Jones remained reliable at providing the Beehive Diaries with fodder.

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Old Shane used to mock the Greens, but today saw New Shane standing alongside them to announce $40 million funding for recycling plastic waste into new products.

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