You have probably heard Jeanette Fitzsimons is getting a bit sniffy over the government's purchase of new BMWs to replace the Ford Fairlanes they currently use to ferry themselves and visiting dignitarys around in.
Poor David Parker, freshly back from saving the planet in Bali, returns to deal with accusations of buying planet wrecking 3 litre diesel cars.
But Kiwis are innovators, surely there an eco friendly solution?
Pete Bethune provides a possible answer. He is about to set off on a global circumnavigation with zero carbon footprint.
His speedboat Earthrace is powered by biodiesel. Some of it derived from his own body fat(1).
It seems he underwent liposuction along with two other volunteers and this procedure provided 10 litres of human body fat - enough to fuel about 15 kilometers of the 44,000 kilometer (24,000 nautical mile) journey.
The way has been shown, Mr Parker.
Put all those Bellamy's lunches to good use, eat well, undergo liposuction on a regular basis and provide all the fuel needed for your journeys in government beamers.
(1) I hesitate to mention this but using human fat for any purpose makes me somewhat uncomfortable for reasons that, in part anyway, lie in fairly recent European history.