The House Today #nzqt

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Credit: Woolf Photography via

Parliament is sitting today.

Questions to Ministers

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements on the rail service for Northland; if so, how?
  3. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the economy?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Tracy Watkins that the poorest New Zealanders are “shouldering the biggest burden” of the housing crisis, spending more than half their income on housing, and that beneath the Government spin on the Household Incomes Report “it’s not nearly so rosy”?
  5. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Justice: How will the family violence law reforms support the work of the Ministerial Group on Family and Sexual Violence?
  6. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Conservation: How many full-time rangers does the Department of Conservation employ at present, and how does this compare with the number in June 2015?
  7. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that Pharmac plans to free up $25 million for DHB frontline services through improved procurement of medical devices?
  8. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is he concerned that 170,000 people working in New Zealand have no written employment agreement?
  9. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Whānau Ora: Does he stand by all his statements?
  10. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made regarding participation in early childhood education?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she take any responsibility for the fact that almost 60 percent of Police do not believe that New Zealand Police delivers on the promises it makes to its customers, as reported in the 2016 Police Workplace Survey?
  12. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm Treasury advised Ministers that his electric vehicles package will “not be effective at encouraging the uptake of EVs, representing low-value spending and a missed opportunity to prepare New Zealand for the wide-spread uptake of low emission vehicles”?

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV ( Freeview 31, Igloo 50, Sky 86, Vodafone 86 ), streaming audio via Radio New Zealand and streaming Parliament TV via the internet. After the sitting day, on-demand replays can be found at In The House.


This post is a Debate post about the goings on in The House. It is not a general debate post. Off-topic comments will be removed.

  • Positan

    Is it really too much to expect that (mainly Labour) Opposition MPs try to justify their enormous and, to date, completely unjustifiable incomes and perks, by trying to think up more searching and thoughtful questions than, “Does he have confidence in all his ministers?” or “Does he stand by all his statements?”

    If they aren’t going to act and perform as Opposition MPs – should they be paid as Opposition MPs?

  • MarcWills

    OMG, the Greens are asking questions actually related to the environment. I’m going to have to have a lie down and a cup of tea.

  • Second time around

    Annette King is trying to pin the Chief’s incident on the government, on the grounds that the Minister of Women’s Affairs might have had more or less to opine on the matter if Key had permitted her. That’s the way to win another million votes.

    • Sally

      Listen to Louise Upston give the opposition women (and men) a blast in General Debate.

    • Aucky

      I could not believe that Auntie Annie exhumed the ‘ponytail affair.’ She should really stay away from sexual harassment discussions given her past history as a landlady.