Not many MPs can claim to have had a gun pointed at them – even fewer could say their first thoughts when looking down the barrel was "this is great television".

But that was the case for East Coast Bays MP Erica Stanford one night at a party in Auckland.

She wasn't there for the festivities; she was on the job.

As a producer of the now-cancelled TV3 reality TV show Noise Control, Erica's job put her in the middle of more than a few hairy situations.


The premise of the show was simple enough; Erica and a camera operator