It took some carefully chosen words by a former high-ranking
diplomat to cut through the self-serving verbiage spouted by
politicians and bring some clarity to the acrimonious debate
on the merits or otherwise of New Zealand's latest excursion
to the Middle East.
Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at National MP
Judith Collins for criticising him for standing Carmel
Sepuloni down, saying Ms Collins was the last person he would
go to for advice on managing conflicts of interest.