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ON THE MONEY: Luxon's puppet, cuddly China, a slippery slope for James Shaw and more ...

Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 06 Aug 2022

ON THE MONEY: Luxon's puppet, cuddly China, a slippery slope for James Shaw and more ...
Slugfest: Puppet meets Platform. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 06 Aug 2022
Platform on a pedestalHaving endured several recent examples of people laughing at him – think Hawaii vs Te Puke – National party leader Christopher Luxon decided it was time to embrace the idea of people laughing with him this week.There was a rather hokey bit of singing doing the rounds on social media on Wednesday, followed by the obligatory mockery that goes with having a Spitting Image-style puppet of himself unveiled at the Backbencher pub over the road from parliament.Funnily enough, Luxon said he was reasonably happy with th...

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