Note: This story was first published on Thursday May 17
It was a big day for Finance Minister Grant Robertson as he delivered his first Budget, and the first from a Labour-led Government in 10 years.
But Seven Sharp reckons his moment in the spotlight was overshadowed by a member of the shadow cabinet.
Tonight, Seven Sharp would like to give a standing ovation to National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett, a shoe-in for best supporting actress, for her performance during Simon Bridges' rebuttal of the Budget.
Watch as she connects both physically and emotionally with her leader.
Akau'ola is the younger brother of former Wests Tigers and Panthers player Sitaleki, but is determined to make his mark in the 15-man game.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.