Steven Joyce's horror run has continued with the Prime Minister confusing him with Labour leader Andrew Little.
The Economic Development Minister was dealt the blow just days after being hit with a sex toy during a media scrum in Waitangi.
The Prime Minister was making his annual statement to kick off the Parliamentary year when managed to fumble his senior lieutenant's name.
Key referred to his minister as "Steven Little, our man" before stumbling to correct to "Steven Joyce"
"I forgot his name he's had so much attention recently," Key explained.
Andrew Little began his response to the speech by thanking the Speaker of the house for getting his name correct.