With much of the political discussion this week centring on the Opposition's vacillation on tax cut plans, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took decisive action today by enacting her own cut - on herself.
The PM was visiting Te Rōhutu Whio School in Rolleston this morning when she accidentally sliced her hand open while unveiling a school plaque - and that wasn't the only thing that went wrong.
She shared the morning's mishaps on her Instagram page, revealing that she had also lost a battle with cake icing.
"One of those mornings - managed to somehow slice my hand while unveiling a school plaque, then mid cutting a cake somehow spread icing liberally on my arm, pants and mask," the PM wrote.
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But she said that "none of that mattered" as the occasion was "the most beautiful school opening".
"Hoping this accident-prone morning doesn't continue," Ardern said before adding ominously "I'm off to a meat works".