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Claire Trevett looks back at the week, including Grant Robertson forgetting who he was, Simon Bridges' listing the three baddies and Winston Peters reports in after surgery.

Monday: PM points the finger

PM Jacinda Ardern runs much tighter control over her weekly post-Cabinet press conference than her predecessors, Sir John Key and Sir Bill English, managed.

Key and English would grit their teeth and stand at the podium in the Beehive Theatrette until all questions were exhausted.

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Key started that approach after he left suddenly one day and was accused of walking out "under pressure".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: "The Amazon [is] the lungs of the world." Video / Mark Mitchell

Early on in her tenure,

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