Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. Photo: Getty ImagesNZ First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has been kicked out of the House for challenging the Speaker Trevor Mallard. But, speaking to reporters outside the House, Peters said he was kicked out because he was "taking a stand for the teachers". Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was not in the House, so Peters was acting Prime Minister – it is quite rare for the acting Prime Minister to be kicked out of the House. Speaking outside the House, Peters said he was announcing in Parliament that the dispute between the teachers union and the ministry of education was over.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 13, 2019 03:22 UTC