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International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

Friday, 17 November 2017, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Government

International visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says. More >>

Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

Twelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:28 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference. More >>

Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to go to Asia-Europe Meeting

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to attend Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Myanmar this weekend to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers meeting being chaired by Myanmar State Counsellor ... More >>

Further NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute a further $2.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. More >>

Labour confused about the cost of extra police

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

In what is becoming a concerning pattern of the new Government, Labour has created fresh confusion about the cost of their promised 1800 additional police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s thoroughly contradictory approach to law and order will put the public at greater risk and ensure more criminals go unpunished, National Party Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

Questions and Answers - Nov 16

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:10 pm | Hansard

Prime Minister—Policies 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (National—Upper Harbour) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's policies? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Why is the Government opposed ... More >>

Previous Government told house building would fall

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

The previous Government was told by officials that the number of houses built would peak and start to fall well short of the number needed to meet demand. Official advice shows KiwiBuild will prevent this decline in house building and drive further increases, ... More >>

Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

16 November 2017 Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral. The ChristChurch Cathedral ... More >>

Questions of the Day - Nov 16

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:38 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? More >>

Greens support Wellington rail network workers

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:52 am | Green Party

16 November 2017 Greens support Wellington rail network workers The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party ... More >>

Greens Fail Dolphins

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesperson ... More >>

$7.4M Funding for Erosion Control

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners. More >>

Labour’s housing bill a backward step

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 9:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s housing bill a backward step The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse ... More >>

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy ... More >>

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori wards. “I welcome the Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori ... More >>

Energy Research Strategy welcomed

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy Research Strategy welcomed Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods has today welcomed the launch of an Energy Research Strategy for New Zealand developed by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI). The strategy was informed ... More >>

Golriz Ghahraman maiden speech

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:36 pm | Green Party

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa. Te mana whenua o tēnei wāhi, Te Āti awa, tēnā koutou. Otirā ngā iwi whānui tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker I congratulate you on your election and look forward to your guidance ... More >>

Questions and Answers - Nov 15

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:34 pm | Hansard

Economy—Reports 1. TAMATI COFFEY (Labour—Waiariki) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the forecast for the New Zealand economy? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : Last week, the Reserve Bank, as part of their Monetary ... More >>

Chloe Swarbrick maiden speech

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:49 pm | Green Party

E te Māngai - E te Māngai, tēnā koe Tuatahi, ki te mana whenua o tēnei rohe, Te Ātiawat Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Mr Speaker, Congratulations on your position. I’m immensely proud to enter this 52nd Parliament at such a time ... More >>

Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels it’s prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Not too late to do the right thing for parents

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

Not too late to do the right thing for parents The Prime Minister needs to show the common sense and compassion missing from her Workplace Relations Minister and right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their ... More >>

New Zealand MPs welcome Australian marriage equality

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:37 pm | Cross Party Rainbow Parliamentary Network

New Zealand MPs welcome Australian marriage equality The New Zealand Cross Party Rainbow Parliamentary Network has welcomed the results of the Australian postal survey on marriage equality. “Congratulations Australia, who have overwhelming voted "yes" ... More >>

$5 million to launch social enterprise programme

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Peeni Henare today announced the investment of over $5 million to grow New Zealand’s social enterprise sector. More >>

NZ endorses international plan on emissions

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has endorsed the Bonn Communique of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition on Tackling Air Pollution to Save Lives and Protect the Environment. More >>

National extends keeping-in-touch days for parents

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MP Sarah Dowie is pleased that the Government has adopted her amendment to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill which boosts the number of hours that parents on Parental Leave can return to work without forfeiting their ... More >>

Questions of the Day - Nov 15

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:38 am | Office of the Clerk

1. TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the forecast for the New Zealand economy? More >>

NZ Parliamentarians Connect with Commonwealth Colleagues

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:45 am | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Assistant Speaker Adrian Rurawhe MP and Andrew Bayly MP are in London this week participating in the 66th Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure. The seminar is an annual event run by the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary ... More >>

Chris Penk MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Penk MP: Maiden speech Thank you for this opportunity to address the Parliament, Mr Speaker; I do so with great expectations and excitement. I congratulate you and your fellow presiding officers on your respective appointments. Let me begin by recording ... More >>

Matt King MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Matt King MP: Maiden speech Ko Matt King Toku Ingoa No Te Noota Ahau No Reira Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Tatou Katoa Mr Speaker can I start by congratulating you on your election to the prestigious role of speaker. I look forward to your many ... More >>

Andrew Falloon MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

14 November 2017 Andrew Falloon MP: Maiden speech Thank you Mr Speaker. Congratulations on your election, and congratulations to your fellow presiding officers. I stand here today the proud son of Shirley and John, and grandson of Ron and Joan, Arthur ... More >>

Simeon Brown MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Thank you, Mr Speaker. As this is my first time speaking in this House, let me congratulate you today for your election as the Speaker of the House and your team, the Deputy Speaker, and two assistant Speakers. Thank you for your service in presiding over ... More >>

Hamish Walker MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Mr Speaker, it is the greatest privilege to be standing before you today as a Member of Parliament, elected by the people of Clutha-Southland, to represent their views, hopes and dreams for their region and for New Zealand. More >>

Lawrence Yule MP: Maiden Speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Ki te iwi o Ngati Kahungunu, tena koutou To all the people of Ngati Kahungunu, greetings Ki nga hapu whanui o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the hapu of Heretaunga, greetings Ki nga kaumatua o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the elders and leaders of Heretaunga, ... More >>

Minister needs to front up on National Standards

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is creating confusion yet again about the future of the education system by failing to provide any detail on the replacement of National Standards, says National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye. More >>

Erica Stanford MP: Maiden Speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

Mr Speaker, can I congratulate you Sir, on your successful election to the role of Speaker. More >>

Questions and Answers - Nov 14

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:36 pm | Hansard

Prime Minister—Statements 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf in the House on Thursday, 9 November that the Government "will make decisions on appropriate ... More >>

Tim van de Molen MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

The mighty Waikato: beautiful scenery; well managed & successful farms; thriving and vibrant provincial towns; diverse but united communities; and continual opportunity. More >>

Denise Lee MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

Na ka ungia nei ahau, hei mangai, hei taringa, hei kanohi mo te hunga ra, More >>

Global climate change agreement extended to Tokelau

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has taken action to formally bring Tokelau into major global climate change agreements, Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today. More >>

Government should be flexible on Paid Parental Leave

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government should be flexible on Parental Leave and accept changes to their Paid Parental Leave Bill that would improve options for families, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Kaikōura Harbour back in business

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi today announced that the Kaikōura Harbour is open again after being badly damaged in the 14 November 2016 earthquake. More >>

Questions of the Day - Nov 14

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:40 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf in the House on Thursday, 9 November that the Government, “will make decisions on appropriate targets in due course”? More >>

Haere mai Ngāpuhi nui tonu

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

The people of Ngāpuhi have been invited to a series of hui with Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little. More >>

Women Effectively Working for Free From Today

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

Women are working for free from today till the end of the year because of the gender pay gap and this needs to change, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Prime Minister Marks Quake Anniversary From Manila

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8:26 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends her thoughts and support to the people of Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough as they gather to mark the anniversary of the November 2016 earthquakes today. More >>

Kaikōura Harbour to re-open one year on

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Megan Woods and Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi will be in Kaikōura tomorrow, one year on from the earthquakes which devastated the region. More >>

Farewelling a fair and just New Zealander

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta has paid her respects to a Māori Land Court Judge who passed away at the weekend, describing him as a softly spoken, intelligent man who was held in high regard by Māori and Pākehā alike. More >>

Green Party statement on TPPA

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:00 pm | Green Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand maintains its strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Nationwide test planned for Emergency Mobile Alert system

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Nationwide test planned for Emergency Mobile Alert system New Zealanders are set to start receiving emergency alerts to their mobile phones, warning them that their life, property or health is in serious danger. Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi ... More >>

Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership a better deal for NZ

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has welcomed the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which incorporates the TPP. More >>

Government must do all it can to get TPP over line

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

TPP leaders must work to resolve their differences to ensure the real benefits from the agreement are realised, National Party Leader Bill English says. “News out of Vietnam that an agreement has not been reached is deeply disappointing and represents ... More >>

Government signals Chief Technology Officer a priority

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

Government signals Chief Technology Officer a priority appointment The Government has outlined its priorities across digital technology, media and open government signalling that the establishment of a Chief Technology Officer is at the top of ... More >>

All Whites wished all the best

Friday, 10 November 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

All Whites wished all the best as they embark on final steps to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson is wishing the All Whites success as they embark on the final legs of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign against ... More >>

Govt’s missed opportunity to help vulnerable NZers

Friday, 10 November 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Data Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says the Government will miss the biggest opportunity in a generation to transform the lives of the most vulnerable New Zealanders if it walks away from data collection. More >>

International Yachts Face Biosecurity Checks

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Government

International yachts arriving in Northland this summer will face additional biosecurity checks by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). More >>

Minister to attend RCEP talks in Manila

Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor is travelling to Manila, Philippines this week to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Preparatory Ministerial meeting, in the margins of the East Asia Summit. More >>

Equal pay awards champions show the way for employers

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter congratulates champions of the 2017 YWCA Equal Pay Awards, Lion and HR director at Simpson Grierson Jo Copeland, awarded this evening. More >>

Questions and Answers - Nov 9

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 7:28 pm | Hansard

Government—Measurable Targets 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : What will the specific measurable targets be, if any, that she will use to hold her Government to account? Hon KELVIN DAVIS (Acting Prime Minister) ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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