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Claire Trevett recaps a week in which Labour accused National of deeds most foul, a National Party ad was actually funny, and Winston Peters delighted in his own wisdom.

Monday: Big, bad wolf blows the playground down

The Speaker's mission to finally answer Cat Stevens' question Where Do the Children Play? had a setback.

Speaker Trevor Mallard is building a playground on Parliament's front lawn and since construction began in August, the area has been hidden behind fences with white plastic over them.

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There were many theories as to why it was such a covert operation: was the Speaker wary

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