The House Today

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. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she stand by her statement on emergency housing, “We are on track to have 8,600 places across the country available. We want to have the bulk of those in place by this winter”; if so, can she guarantee there won’t be more families living in cars and garages this winter?
  2. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does the Government agree with the conclusions and recommendations in the Vivid Report Net Zero in New Zealand: Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions neutrality in the second half of the century?
  3. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: How are the mixed ownership companies performing under their new ownership structures?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Which of the following best describes her tenure as Minister of Education: her abandoned plan to increase class sizes, her proposed Christchurch school closures, her closure of residential special schools, the introduction of charter schools, the decline in international achievement ratings, or the roll out of Novopay?
  5. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Police; if so, why? 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: How is the construction sector contributing to New Zealand’s economic growth?
  2. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Police; if so, why?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the Wellington housing shortage is a “problem of success”?
  4. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor that some of the country’s waterways have gone beyond a tipping point?
  5. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Police: What updates can she give about what regions the new 880 police will go to? 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 on the housing crisis that “I wouldn’t call it a crisis. We have strong demand, we have an uplift in prices – these are good problems to have actually”?
  2. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on job growth in the New Zealand economy?
  3. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Police; if so, why?
  4. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Police: What updates has she received about the effectiveness of the Government’s scheme to allow people to find out whether their partner has a history of domestic violence?
  5. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in regards to survivors of abuse while in State care that “they’ve been able to come forward, have their story heard, get some compensation. Some of them aren’t necessarily satisfied with that”? 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. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with the Ministry of Education’s National Director for Learning Support that schools in Northland should contact the Police when primary school children threaten teachers and other students with violence?
  2. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she confident that schools are getting all the support they need to help every child succeed?
  3. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Finance: How are the Government’s financial accounts tracking compared to Budget 2016?
  4. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement about the Privacy Commissioner that “we will listen to any recommendations that he has to make” about feedback on her Government’s approach to private client data collection from social services?
  5. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe she delivered on her statement that “robust procedures would gather and protect the information” when referring to her ministry’s Individual Client Level Data Collection policy? 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. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government doing to ensure the longer-term strength of the New Zealand economy?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements regarding New Zealand’s free-trade agreement with China; if so, why?
  3. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Given the number of commitments his Government has made to achieve outcomes in 2040 or later, does he think that his Government is addressing important issues with sufficient urgency?
  4. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he agree with the reported view of the Ministry for Primary Industries that there is nothing wrong with the fishing industry being allowed to monitor itself?
  5. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on regional economic growth across 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. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Based on the advice he has received from the Defence Force and the Minister of Defence, does he know if any civilians were killed in Operation Burnham; if so, how many?
  2. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about New Zealand’s economic outlook?
  3. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Tourism: Does she stand by her statement regarding a tourist levy that “I’m personally not a big fan … because we’re really expensive to visit”?
  4. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Children: What updates can she provide on the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is it still a “fundamental purpose” of his Government to close the wage gap with Australia; if so, has the gap got smaller or larger since his Government came to office in 2008? 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. 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 »