More security for MPs could be coming

Lance Burdett (Paul Henry)
Lance Burdett (Paul Henry)

A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty to assault for throwing muck over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee after the memorial service for the fifth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake.

Mr Brownlee had an ice cream container filled with what he described as "pretty mucky stuff" tipped over his head.

It comes after Steven Joyce had a sex toy thrown at him at Waitangi, but the woman who threw it was not charged.

So are we too casual when it comes to taking care of our politicians?

To discuss the safety of politicians former police negotiator and detective Lance Burdett joined Paul Henry on the show.