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New Zealand parliament member seen on video picking his ear and eating wax

By Mason White 12:43 PM May 27, 2014
John Banks picking his ear 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A New Zealand member of parliament was recorded on video picking his ear and eating the wax during a trial, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Now, the New Zealand television station TV3, has been banned from recording the trial of John Banks, after being accused of violating media guidelines by recording the MP pulling something from his ear and eating it.

The video showed how Banks used his finger to collect some ear wax and then putting it in his mouth. Justice Edwin Wylie called the senior management of the television station to court on Monday afternoon, saying that the clip was inappropriate.

An attorney for TV3 admitted that the video was recorded in poor judgment. The attorney apologized to the court and Banks.

Banks is facing charges after knowingly presenting false electoral returns in his failed bid for mayor of Auckland.