RadioNZ National’s Country Life programme profiled Speaker Dr Lockwood Smith.
It shows him as a farmer rather than a politician, explains his preference for wearing stubbies and includes this insight into safety with bulls:
I never, even bulls that I’ve known all their lives, that I’ve had at shows, I never take my eye off them. I never turn my back on them, I’m always, always watching them. . . .
Could this rule from the paddock be what helps him keep control in parliament?