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Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with former Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges that “while the world must progressively transition towards a low carbon future it can’t and won’t happen overnight”; if so, when will an end to exploring for oil in New Zealand happen?
  2. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding the SAS actions in Afghanistan in 2010 and the alleged loss of civilian life that “so far there doesn’t appear to be new material to justify an inquiry”?
  3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the economy?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Why has her Government cut more than $523 million from early childhood education by, among other things, removing the top funding band for services that employ 100 percent qualified teachers?
  5. DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements regarding Police numbers and allocation of Police resources? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What impact is trade diversification having on the resilience of the economy?
  2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Tu ai a ia i runga i te mana o ngā whakataunga katoa o tāna Kāwantanga?

    Translation: Does he stand by all of his Government’s decisions?

  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Will he commission an independent inquiry into the allegations made in the book “Hit and Run”?
  4. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Police: What update can she give about the number of people who want to join the Police?
  5. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with the OECD that there are “significant management issues in relation to the availability, demand, and distribution of freshwater resources” in parts of New Zealand? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has he required all his Ministers to be properly briefed on issues within their portfolios; if not, why not?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “we’re not here to shy away from the hard issues”, which was tweeted from his account and then deleted?
  3. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on growth and confidence in the New Zealand economy?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  5. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has the Government made about family violence? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she have confidence in the current drafting of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill?
  2. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on growth in the New Zealand economy?
  3. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement regarding the health target update that “the improved access to elective surgery target has again been achieved … Delivering more elective surgery remains a key Government priority”?
  4. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding the proportion of people on working-age benefits?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand’s external financial position?
  2. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his statement in regard to water that “we need to be sure that any steps we take are fair to all users”?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that it’s “not true” that teachers can’t afford to buy a home in Auckland, given many reports of teachers leaving Auckland due to housing costs and of principals struggling to fill vacancies?
  4. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements?
  5. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has she made to improve New Zealand’s family violence legislation? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “Nick Smith has dealt with some of the most complex problems of resource law and housing more successfully than any other politician here could have”; if so, in what ways, if any, does he think the housing situation for New Zealanders has improved under Hon Nick Smith?
  2. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to improve productivity in the public service?
  3. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with counsellor Andrew Hopgood, regarding P addicts, that “… a lack of detox and live-in rehabilitation centres limits options for addicts seeking help”; if so, what is he doing to address this shortage?
  4. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Economic Development: What update can he give on ways the Government is supporting economic development in the Gisborne region?
  5. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Associate Minister of Education: How many schools across the country are currently using libraries, halls, and other areas not intended for regular teaching as temporary classrooms? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: How is the New Zealand economy expected to perform over the medium-term?
  2. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does her statement that the Prime Minister’s commitment to 65,000 Income Related Rent Subsidy places was for the number of “places the Budget appropriation provides” mean she considers the commitment met, even if there are not 65,000 tenants actually housed using income-related rent subsidies?
  3. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has the Government made on the Whangarei to Northport highway?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: What was the percentage change in operational and teacher salaries funding for schools on a per child basis, once inflation and roll growth have been taken into account, between 2008 and 2016?
  5. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on delivering new schools for our growing communities? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Women: When she said that she was “fully equipped to kinda leap in and tackle” the challenge of pay equity, why is she ruling out a law change to shrink the pay gap in the private sector?
  2. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making on keeping the Crown accounts in surplus?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the shortage of rental housing in Wellington is “a problem of success”?
  4. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has she made about justice sector investment?
  5. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Women: Does she stand by her statement that closing the gender gap is “one of my top priorities”? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government doing to improve New Zealand’s long-term fiscal sustainability?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “we have the best opportunity in decades to make positive sustainable choices for our country”; if so, do those choices include not contributing to the Superannuation Fund, increasing the acceptable level of E.coli in swimmable water, writing off young people as “pretty damn hopeless”, and treating a housing shortage as a “problem of success”?
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: E māia ana a ia ki ōna kaupapa here katoa?

    Translation: Does he have confidence in all his policies?

  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement to The Nation, “Well, it’s turned out that because so many more people are working as they get through the age 60, 65, that super is more affordable than was expected, say, 15 years ago. I haven’t made the same undertaking as John, so we have the opportunity for a bit of a reset there”?
  5. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Is she satisfied with the Government’s treatment of those who have been abused by the State? Read more »

The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

 

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that the current level of investment into public health facilities and services is meeting acceptable standards and patient needs?
  2. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: How would he describe the state of Aotearoa’s rivers and lakes this summer?
  3. NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Civil Defence: Can the Government provide an update on the response to the Christchurch and Selwyn District fires?
  4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: What was the increase in the housing shortfall in Auckland between June 2008 and June 2016, given that the population increased by 208,900, meaning at 2.7 people per household 77,370 additional houses would be needed?
  5. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister of Immigration: Does his department monitor New Zealand-based businesses to ascertain whether they are employing New Zealanders ahead of visa-holding foreigners; if so, how? Read more »