11 Dec 2019

Shane Jones taken to hospital by ambulance

3:38 pm on 11 December 2019

Senior Cabinet Minister and New Zealand First MP Shane Jones has been taken to hospital after falling ill at Parliament.

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A Wellington Free Ambulance spokesperson confirmed a patient had been taken to hospital from Parliament in a "moderate condition".

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters told reporters Jones has had a very busy schedule coupled with a lot of travel.

"The fact is he's worked here nearly every day for the last month and was at a tangi last night all the way up in Foxton and came back again, so I think it might be a case of exhaution,'' he said.

Peters says Jones felt light-headed shortly before Question Time but he understood he was fine.