The House Today #nzqt

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV (Freeview 22, Sky 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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What recent announcements has the Government made to accelerate the supply of new housing where it is needed the most?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding housing that “I don’t think it’s a crisis”?
  3. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Ka tū a ia i runga i tāna i whakapūrongotia, “suggesting the Government needed to build more houses was a ‘misplaced’ idea”?Translation: Does he stand by his reported statement that, “suggesting the Government needed to build more houses was a ‘misplaced’ idea”?
  4. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government ensuring New Zealanders have the skills to strengthen our connections across the Asia-Pacific region?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How many houses, if any, will Housing New Zealand complete building in the next two years?
  6. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister for Building and Housing: What response has he received from local government leaders and the housing sector to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a billion dollar housing infrastructure fund to assist councils in high growth areas bring forward new development?
  7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  8. Su’a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: Does he stand by his statement in Estimates Hearings for Vote Pacific Peoples that Pacific home ownership levels have increased?
  9. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What recent improvements has the Government made to State Highway 3 in New Plymouth?
  10. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Ka whakaae a ia ki tā Te Kaikōmihana Pāremata mō Te Taiao, e kī nei, “climate change is by far the most serious environmental issue we face”?Translation: Does she agree with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that “climate change is by far the most serious environmental issue we face”?
  11. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: What recent announcements has she made in terms of support for community-led development projects?
  12. MEKA WHAITIRI to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he stand by his statement about Te Puea Marae’s manaakitanga and work with the homeless that “there’s a hell of a lot of work that the State should be doing over and above just waiting for a crisis to happen and then go to it”; if so, what more does he think the Government should have done in advance?

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