While in Wellington, myself and colleagues went to a bar near the Houses of Parliament called “Back Benches”…a watering hole where politicians gather and where they film a weekly political Q&A chat show called, unsurprisingly, “Back Benches”.
Suffice to say, I was on TV…in the background…not quizzing anyone. It was pretty good how we stood out on TV as almost the only people in the pub not wearing suits! A good few drinks of the local drop – “Panhead” – and a fine evening which involved my asking the leader of the Labour Party, David Cunliffe, for a photo for a laugh (What politician ever refuses a photo? How dare you say they are shallow!). Sorry for photo quality of the pub…and enjoy the Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, under his puppet on the wall.