Breaking news, at both the Herald and Stuff websites:
Labour MP Chris Carter has told media he travelled "excessively" as a minister and shouldn't have taken his partner with him as often as he did.
Carter also told media he would be returning to Parliament next Tuesday, having spent the past week working in his Te Atatu electorate, after his position within the party was thrown into doubt following his party demotion.
Mr Carter lost his foreign affairs portfolio and was bumped down the Labour Party list for failing to front up and properly apologise over his credit card spending as a minister.
He told media today he had had time to reflect and "sincerely" apologised to the taxpayers of New Zealnd for the distraction he had caused.
He confirmed he would be standing in his Te Atatu electorate.
Why do the words "yeah right" keep ringing in our ears? And does this mean that the faction of Labour's caucus loyal to the former leader has exerted pressure on the current leader to acquiese?
Watch this space ...