The Herald reports:
Many politicians struggle to find enough time to spend with their other halves – but David Bennett has taken long-distance love to the extreme, dating an Australian senator.
In a boost for transtasman relations, romance between the fourth-term Hamilton East MP and The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, blossomed after the pair met at a parliamentary sports weekend.
Bennett, elevated by Prime Minister Bill English to a ministerial role outside Cabinet last week, confirmed the relationship when contacted by the New Zealand Herald today, but said both were private people who did not want publicity over the romance.
“We are trying to keep it quite private.”
However, he confirmed the pair met when a group of Australian politicians travelled to Auckland early last year for a sporting exchange.
That’s pretty cool.