COMMENT:

What should Jacinda Ardern do about the headache which is Shane Jones?

The NZ First MP's antics teeter between the amusing and the irritable but his latest antics would have irked the Prime Minister more than most.

That's because it has the potential to undermine the Government's globally acclaimed response to the Christchurch mosque attacks. Jones was already in hot water with Ardern before his trigger-happy trip to Thailand.

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To recap the highlights reel: The Regional Economic Development Minister told a forestry awards ceremony the industry needed to vote for him or it may miss out on the billions

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