Cricket & By-election Domainte Week

by Desk Editor on Friday, March 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM

Week dominated by talk of cricket and the Northland by-election.

Questions and Answers – March 26

by Editor on Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 7:48 PM

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Research and Development—Effect on Economy 1. JAMES SHAW (Green) to the Minister of Science and Innovation: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will “build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New Zealand’s economy”? [click to continue…]

House Rises

by Editor on Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 6:19 PM

The House rose at 6pm interrupting the interrupted second reading debate of the Human Rights Amendment Bill. [click to continue…]

KiwiSaver Bill Completes Third Reading

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 5:04 PM)

A taxation bill freeing up more KiwiSaver money for first home buyers deposits has passed its third reading with general support.

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Excitement Over Northland By-election

by Desk Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 4:59 PM)

Looming Northland by-election produces excitement in the House. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA.

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Business Statement

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 2:10 PM)

The Government will give priority to welfare and immigration bills next week.

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Questions For Oral Answer March 26

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 11:38 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Science and Innovation: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will “build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New Zealand’s economy”?

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KiwiSaver Bill To Pass

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 10:42 AM)

The Government intends today to pass taxation law which would give greater access to KiwiSaver funds for those purchasing their first home.

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Committee Stages Completed On Two Bills

by Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 9:58 PM)

Legislation stopping students applying for accommodation allowances has made progress in the House.

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Black Caps Semi Final Win Applauded

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 8:13 PM)

MPs congratulate the Black Caps on reaching the final of the Cricket World Cup. Greens co-leader Russel Norman asks questions about climate change.

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Questions and Answers – March 25

by Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 6:03 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS State and Social Housing—Reports 1. PHIL TWYFORD (Labour—Te Atatū) to the Minister for Social Housing: What reports, if any, has she received about the Salvation Army saying it felt pressured into carrying out expensive, time-consuming research on buying unwanted State houses because the Government repeatedly referred to the charity as a likely […]

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MPs Praise The Black Caps

by Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 2:19 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend.

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Questions For Oral Answer March 25

by Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 11:45 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: What reports, if any, has she received about the Salvation Army saying it felt pressured into carrying out expensive, time-consuming research on buying unwanted state houses because the Government repeatedly referred to the charity as a likely buyer?

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Grinding Through Committee Stages

by Editor (Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 10:43 AM)

The Government intends working through the committee stage of a number of bills today.

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Cyber-bullying Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 10:01 PM)

An attempt to send a cyber-bullying bill back to select committee failed tonight and it completed its second reading.

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KiwiSaver Housing Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 8:09 PM)

MPs then began the second reading of the Taxation (KiwiSaver HomeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill.

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Questions and Answers – March 24

by Editor (Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 8:06 PM)

Questions to Ministers Social Housing Reform—Objectives 1. TIM MACINDOE (National—Hamilton West) to the Minister responsible for HNZC : What are the objectives of the Government’s social housing reform programme?

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