How well do we really know our politicians, and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's Backstory series goes behind the scenes into the lives, homes and childhood photo albums of our political leaders.
Ousted as National Party leader in May and now back at number four, it’s been a whirlwind few months for Simon Bridges.
Speaking to Newshub Nation in his Tauranga home, Simon reflected on life after leadership, spending more time with family and that yak video.
Watch the video.