Government ministers have again been restrained in their credit card spending, with the just odd unusual purchase, released expense accounts show.
Ministerial expenses and credit card accounts have been released for the three months from 1 July to 30 September 2015.
Some of the unusual credit card purchases included Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga paying $145 to hire a morning suit for the Tongan king's coronation ceremony in July.
Trade Minister Tim Groser spent $15 getting the sleeves on his official shirt shortened for a trip to Latin America, while Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee used his credit card to buy two hi-visibility vests for portfolio-related use for $32.30.
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy hosted a staff leaving function and spent $36.39 on hummus, cream crackers and a selection of kettle chips.
Ministers spent $1,727,824 on travel and accommodation during the period.
Mr Groser, unsurprisingly, spent the most with $174,804 on international travel alone, followed closely by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully with $164,477 on international travel.
MPs travel and accommodation expenses for the same period was nearly $1.6 million.
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay was the biggest spender at $28,448 for the three months to the end of September.
Next was Labour's Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis spending $28,071 on travel and accommodation.
Wairarapa-based Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox was just behind at $28,006.