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"..and did Ms Clark give you any pointers on how to conduct yourself on the backbench?.." 28 July, 2007

Reference Number: DCDL-0003645

A reporter is interviewing David Benson-Pope, former Minister for the Environment, as he leaves his office carrying briefcases and papers. He cannot answer, however, as he has a tennis ball stuffed into his mouth. Refers to Benson-Pope's being relieved of his portfolios because of attempts to cover up the truth about the part he played in the wake of the dismissal of Madeleine Setchell from her job in the Ministry for the Environment. The tennis ball relates to a previous embarrassment for David Benson-Pope when he was accused of stuffing a tennis ball into the mouth of a pupil when he was a teacher.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Hon David Henry Benson-Pope, Conflict of interests, Teachers - Complaints against, Tennis balls, Employees, Dismissal of and Reporters and reporting.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1122 x 877. Single art work

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