National's Amy Adams said in the House, Ms Whaitiri "is accused of assaulting a staff member leaving bruising on her".
The PM's appearance at the UN in New York with her three-month-old daughter has gripped the world's media.
Jacinda Ardern sent Mr Handley her private email address, but says she never responded to an email from him about the CTO role.
National have repeatedly said they're against compensating Housing NZ tenants evicted after meth testing.
Mandela, who led South Africa's transition from the apartheid was a "living embodiment of the United Nation's values," Ardern said
The carefully stage-managed display by Jacinda Ardern and her deputy was not so much a case of fake news as one of fabricated news, writes our columnist.
The Housing Minister defended the compensation decision against the National MP's hardline questions.
Jacinda Ardern will be taking her infant with her to New York next week, and plans to field motherhood questions.