Buzz from the Beehive: While Shaw grapples with gases, the PM will be jetting off to promote trade

Here’s what our Ministers have been up to over the past 24 hours (at least, here’s what they have proclaimed, announced or disclosed in press statements).

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta’s attention has been diverted (all too briefly, we fear) from the Three Waters programme to helping the people of Ukraine.

Actually, the deployment of a C-130H Hercules and 50-strong team to Europe to further support Ukraine against Russia’s invasion was made by the PM, but Mahuta’s name – and the name of Defence Minister Peeni Henare – are included in the press statement.

The PM also announced her intention to lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan.  While she is in Singapore (Point of Order suggests) she should check out the way the government there deals with a potentially volatile mix of races.

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