14 Oct 2019

AR15 photo no reflection on Cabinet position - Shane Jones

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 14 October 2019

Cabinet Minister Shane Jones has stumbled into a new faux pas - with photos emerging of him on holiday using a semi-automatic gun banned in New Zealand in the wake of the mosque attacks.

The New Zealand First MP's mishap is an unwelcome distraction for the Prime Minister on the day she's announced new steps to keep Kiwis safe following those shootings - $17 million toward cracking down on violent extremist content online.

RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch has the story.