More on TPPA + Role of Speaker

by Desk Editor on Friday, April 29, 2016 — 12:34 PM

Deputy Leader of the House, Simon Bridges, previews the week ahead. Two members’ bills on Wednesday could have the numbers to cause a headache for the government. Reesh Lyon reports on the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee’s hearings of submission on the TPPA. In the second part of our interview with the Deputy Speaker, Chester Borrows looks at different approaches to getting the answers in Question Time.

Winston to Key – Show Us Your Tax Havens

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 — 12:34 PM

Extended version of The Week in Parliament with Reesh Lyon and Tom Frewen plus a Question Time stoush between New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters and the prime minister, John Key, with the Speaker, John Carter, on the whistle. Also a preview of the week ahead in the Government’s business statement.

Spotlight on TPPA & Speaker’s Delegation

by Desk Editor on Friday, April 22, 2016 — 4:38 PM

With Parliament on a two-week adjournment, the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee hears submissions on the TPPA, while we speak with Deputy Speaker Chester Borrows about this year’s Speaker’s delegation to South America, and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry gives a run down of this year’s ANZAC day commemoration events.

Health Ministers Continue Weekly Battle

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — 3:15 PM)

Extended version of The Week in Parliament with Reesh Lyon and Tom Frewen plus the latest round in the weekly Q & A battle between health ministers past (Labour’s Annette King) and present (National’s Jonathan Coleman).

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Annual Review Debate Dominates Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 2:05 PM)

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and his Labour shadow Annette King square off in question time and the annual review debate; Te Pire mo Te Reo Maori Maori Language Bill passes final reading; New Zealand First’s Ron Mark takes offence at remarks made by Jonathan Coleman and leads his party out of the chamber in protest; […]

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Questions & Answers – 14 April 2016

by alastair (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 1:36 PM)

1. Southern District Health Board—Hospital Food [Sitting date: 14 April 2016. Volume:712;Page:1. Text is subject to correction.] 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the comments by the Chief Executive of the Southern District Health Board on Tuesday that “there is clearly an issue with the food […]

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Questions & Answers – 13 April 2016

by alastair (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 1:34 PM)

Questions for oral answer 1. Budget 2016—Economic and Fiscal Conditions [Sitting date: 13 April 2016. Volume:712;Page:2. Text is subject to correction.] 1. TIM MACINDOE (National—Hamilton West) to the Minister of Finance: What economic and fiscal conditions is the Government factoring into its planning for Budget 2016 on 26 May?

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Progress on Annual Review Debate

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 11:41 AM)

The committee stage of the Appropriation (2014/15 Confirmation and Validation) Bill (the 2014/15 annual review debate) was interrupted on Thursday evening with 4 hours and 33 minutes remaining.

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Maori Language Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 11:39 AM)

The Te Pire mō Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Bill has passed several stages – including its final reading – in one sitting

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The Cook and The Prat Spat

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 5:50 PM)

New Zealand First MPs follow their deputy leader out the door after Jonathan Coleman, answering Ron Mark’s questions about protection of fisheries, calls him a cook and Mister Mark responds by calling the minister a pratt. Some New Zealand First MPs return after Question Time to be the only party to vote against the third […]

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Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Settlement Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:59 PM)

The Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:58 PM)

The Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Questions to Ministers – April 14

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:55 PM)

Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the comments by the Chief Executive of the Southern District Health Board on Tuesday that “there is clearly an issue with the food otherwise patients would not be complaining”; if not, why not?

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Tauranga Moana Iwi & Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui Settlement Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 10:47 AM)

The Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective Redress and Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Progress Made on Annual Review Debate

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 10:43 AM)

The committee stage of the Appropriation (2014/15 Confirmation and Validation) Bill (the 2014/15 annual review debate) was interrupted on Wednesday evening with 5 hours and 33 minutes remaining.

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Annual Review Debate Commences

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 4:56 PM)

The 10-hour annual review debate looking at Government spending in the 2014/15 year began after today’s Question Time and General Debate.

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PM Unscathed by Opposition Tax Attacks

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 4:54 PM)

Prime Minister, John Key, emerges unscathed from a fresh hail of questions about tax havens, spiced with exposure of a link to a legal specialist in foreign trusts among his pecuniary interests. Of greater interest to the average business taxpayer, the government unveils a pay-as-you-go regime for payment of provisional tax. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman […]

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