New Zealand Speaker Participates In Debate While Cradling A Baby Trevor Mallard cuddled the baby boy and even gave him a bottle during a debate on fuel prices. The 6-week-old is the child of another lawmaker.
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New Zealand Speaker Participates In Debate While Cradling A Baby

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New Zealand Speaker Participates In Debate While Cradling A Baby

New Zealand Speaker Participates In Debate While Cradling A Baby

New Zealand Speaker Participates In Debate While Cradling A Baby

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Trevor Mallard cuddled the baby boy and even gave him a bottle during a debate on fuel prices. The 6-week-old is the child of another lawmaker.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Noel King. It's a big question for all of us - how do you stay calm at work? Deep breaths, taking a walk. The speaker of New Zealand's Parliament did something else. Trevor Mallard led a heated debate this week while holding a baby. The 6-week-old is the child of another lawmaker. Mallard cuddled the baby and even gave him a bottle during a debate on fuel prices. So the next time you're feeling tense, maybe imagine you're holding a baby, one who is not crying.

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