Jacinda Ardern suggested some ute buyers weren't using them for "legitimate" purposes amid debate over the electric car incentive scheme.
"I actually drive one a lot in Auckland."
The National leader also took a jab at ACT MP Nicole McKee's "ridiculous" meeting with Mongrel Mob.
"This is a classic example of Jacinda Ardern's growing distance from the real world."
"Ultimately, in a free society, people can spend their own money doing things like this."
"The EVs themselves have to have electricity and at the moment New Zealand is burning Indonesian coal."
From July 1, rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will begin.
Rising National Party MP Chris Bishop has ruled out challenging Judith Collins for the leadership.
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She says while it was "not a good experience" for many Maori, it was better to be colonised by the British than other nations.
"I'm happy to do it if [Ardern] wanted some company or she wants to make it a cross-party thing."
But Jarrod Gilbert says the operation will have a long-term effect by preventing organised crime from building an asset base.
National Party leader Judith Collins says like Māori, she too has ancestors who suffered under colonisation.
It's been another messy day for National, with party president refusing to step down over failed vetting of Jake Bezzant.
"Colonisation was bad for Māori," says National MP Christopher Luxon.
There are allegations Collins told the retiring MP a story about him was about to break which would end his career - but there was no story.
"I'm just so pleased he's not an MP."
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Smith said the investigation into the spat that happened last July is ongoing.
It comes as another woman lays allegations against the disgraced former candidate.
Bezzant's ex-girlfriend alleges the former National candidate posed as her on social media and engaged in inappropriate behaviour.
It's the third day of scandal for the National Party.
Many perceived the tweet as endorsing a view that compared the hongi to a headbutt.
"Another person, a staff member of another MP, also heard that and recorded it."
The tweet has been described as "disrespectful and vile".
It comes as new data from the Productivity Commission shows New Zealand's productivity record is poor.
Christchurch City Libraries said it received at least 10 complaints about the proposed event.
Judith Collins says National "is on the right side of the law".
Former National MP Jian Yang and ex-Labour MP Raymond Huo retired within 11 days of each other.
"The leader of the Opposition is obviously focused on other things."