Gone by news time
After refusing to say why he would refuse to stand down as a Minster, Winston Peters has stood down as a minster to avoid being sacked again -and so he can keep all his baubles except his workload - and has asked the PM to take over his portfolios. Helen Clark said, "Okay Winston, that's a good idea", and is now the acting ministers of Foreign Affairs, Racing and Associate Senior Citizens at Peter's request until the SFO has run its course.
Lets hope she doesn't take racing too seriously. The portfolio doesn't stretch to limousines - even stretch limousines. Now all Clark has to do is pass the ETS bill and call the election.