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There's disbelief James Shaw wants to go to a climate change conference in Scotland with an entourage of 14 people.
The United Nations summit, dubbed Cop26, is due to start at the end of the month.
The Climate Change Minister intends to take nine people from New Zealand and five people from overseas.
National Party climate change spokesperson Stuart Smith told Kate Hawkesby Shaw thought it was too dangerous to go to Parliament under level four but is going to Scotland, which has a lot of Covid-19.
"So if New Zealand's too dangerous with about 30 cases a day, why is Scotland not dangerous at all with 3833?"
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