Ministers Turn Focus to Budget 2016

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 4:47 PM

Tomorrow’s budget dominates questions to ministers; Prime Minister continues to face questions about housing from Labour leader Andrew Little; Health Committee hears evidence on petition calling for a ban on smoking in cars; Law and Order Committee receives petition calling on the Minister and Commissioner of Police to ensure a Police Officer be resident in the town of Ross on the South Island’s West Coast.

Questions to Ministers – May 25

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 12:52 PM

  1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by all his statements; if so, why? [click to continue…]

Ngāi Te Rangi & Ngā Pōtiki Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 12:50 PM

The Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki Claims Settlement Bill has passed first reading and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.
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Questions & Answers – May 24

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 11:31 AM)

Building and Housing, Minister—Confidence 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Building and Housing?

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Hineuru Settlement Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 11:26 AM)

The Hineuru Claims Settlement Bill has passed its second reading.

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Three Bills Pass Committee Stages

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 10:01 PM)

Three government bills have passed their committee stages this evening.

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Housing Shortage – Crisis or Not?

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 5:22 PM)

Budget Week begins with a Question Time dominated by the housing shortage as the Opposition tries unsuccessfully to get the prime minister to admit that it has reached crisis point. Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, attempts to get back at Labour with the help of patsy questions but overcooks his answer and is stopped […]

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House Divided Over Housing Crisis

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 3:52 PM)

Extended version of the Week in Parliament with additional material from Tuesday’s Question Time.

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Questions to Ministers – May 24

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 11:52 AM)

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Building and Housing?

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Preview of Budget Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 20, 2016 — 1:15 PM)

Parliament resumes at 2pm on Tuesday. Deputy leader of the House, Simon Bridges, previews the week ahead, culminating in Bill English’s presentation on Thursday of his eighth Budget. Members day on Wednesday is likely to feature close votes on two Bills from Labour MPs. Another member’s bill, in the name of National’s list MP, Jian […]

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Access Radio Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — 12:20 PM)

Extended version of The Week in Parliament, presented by Tom Frewen & Reesh Lyon.

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TPPA Bill Up For Debate In House

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 13, 2016 — 4:55 PM)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill passes first reading and is sent off to the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee; Three bill pass final readings: one extending the time that the Southern DHB is governed by a commissioner, the second amends the Building Act in relation to earthquake-prone buildings, and the third amends exiting tax […]

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Southern DHB Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 13, 2016 — 11:30 AM)

The New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Bill has passed final reading.

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TPPA Amendment Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 5:02 PM)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill has passed its first reading.

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Heat Goes Out of Tax Haven Issue

by Desk Editor (Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 4:59 PM)

Only one question about tax havens and foreign trusts and Revenue Minister, Michael Woodhouse, claims to have answered it already – several times. Finance Minister, Bill English, faces Labour questions about housing and so does Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith. In the committee rooms, the Primary Production Committee is briefed on the hemp industry.

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Questions to Ministers – May 12

by Desk Editor (Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 11:41 AM)

JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Revenue: Would greater disclosure requirements in our foreign trust regime reduce the potential use of foreign trusts for tax evasion and money laundering?

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Questions & Answers – May 11

by Desk Editor (Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 10:48 AM)

Financial Systems—Resilience 1. JACQUI DEAN (National—Waitaki) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the resilience of the New Zealand financial system?

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