Scoop Audio: PM Chats About Blair,
Chipping Dogs And Rodney Hide
Today came the fateful news for farmers that their dogs were going to be chipped. For a while it looked as if some dogs may be more equal than others in the eyes of the law, namely farm dogs – however today the Prime Minister's assured the assembled media pack that all dogs would be equal under the law.
Also canvassed at a wide ranging and free flowing discussion was the news that Tony Blair would be enjoying some South Pacific hospitality this week. For those who enjoy the odd John le Carre and Len Deighton novel New Zealand's national security was also briefly canvassed.
Those fearful our state secrets weren't be looked after carefully enough would have been heartened by the Prime Minister faith in the nation's newest member of the Intelligence and Security Committee – ACT Leader Rodney Hide.
Listen to today's wide-ranging and free-flowing press conference:
press conference, 27/03/06