Security staff, alerted to a disturbance at parliament last night, discovered opposition leader David Cunliffe howling at the moon.
Chief security officer Ian Sure said at first all they could make out was repeated cries of “It’s not fair”.
“Then he started crying and shouting. It was difficult to make out what he was saying at first, but then we realised he was cursing Gaia.
“One of our officers asked if he wanted to speak to one of the Green MPs, being as they seem to know a bit about that sort of thing but that just made it worse.
“He said it wasn’t fair, the grass is green, the bush is green, the sea and sky are lakes are blue all day, every day but the one night there’s a bit of red in nature with a blood moon, the clouds cover it.
“He kept shouting and saying all he wanted was a photo op. He said that the National and the Greens got nature showing their colours every day and all he wanted was his fair share.”
Mr Sure said his staff let him cry himself out then they took him inside for a cup of tea and a lie down.