The Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months Paid Leave) Amendment Bill passed its first reading by the narrowest of margins - 61 votes to 60 - last night.
Among a number of impassioned exchanges across the house over Sue Moroney's bill, former broadcaster Maggie Barry turned National MP shoved her pitchfork deepest in the soil.
, given that she has no children.
Along the way, Barry also called Ardern "petal".
Her remarks triggered a flurry of outrage - mostly from Labour MPs - on Twitter.