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Questions and Answers - June 29

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10:31 pm | Hansard

Housing—Commentary 1. PHIL TWYFORD (Labour—Te Atatū) to the Minister for Building and Construction : Does he agree with Mainfreight founder and Chairman Bruce Plested that housing is a "social disgrace", that the market cannot sort out this ... More >>

Second care reform Bill passes second reading

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 6:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Second care reform Bill passes second reading The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system took a step forward in Parliament today, says Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “This Bill is the second significant step ... More >>

Internet of Things research highlights economic benefits

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the release of research which suggests over $2 billion of potential economic benefits from the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) across key sectors of the New Zealand economy. IoT ... More >>

Bishop welcomes new strategy to increase organ donation

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 4:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Bishop welcomes new strategy to increase organ donation Chris Bishop MP has welcomed the new national strategy to lift the rate of deceased organ donations. Mr Bishop’s Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill was passed unanimously by the Parliament ... More >>

Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman has launched a national strategy which aims to lift the rate of deceased organ donations and therefore increase the number of people who can receive a transplant. “Organ ... More >>

Labour’s backdown on 90-day trials vindicates ACT policy

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:49 pm | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s official backdown on 90-day trials shows the gains that can be achieved by a stronger ACT, says ACT Party leader David Seymour. More >>

Single phone number to access support services

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says from today a new free 24/7 four digit phone and text number will make it easier for people to connect with mental health and addictions professionals. “It’s important that we talk about our mental health ... More >>

$21m for more new classrooms in Auckland

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $21 million will be invested for more new classrooms in Auckland as part of Budget 2017, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. More >>

White-collar welfare is out of control

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT’s tax policy would scrap the corporate welfare that continues to grow under National, says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to the latest report on the issue. More >>

Changing lives: Our social investment approach

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Analytics Forum today. More >>

Members’ bills ballot for Thursday, 29 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:55 pm | Office of the Clerk

54 Sentencing (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill Hon Nanaia Mahuta 16 Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill Chris Hipkins More >>

Scallop fishery temporary closure for 2017 season

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Continued low scallop levels at the top of the South Island have forced a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery SCA 7, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. More >>

New Bill an opportunity to de-politicise "Education Council"

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:38 pm | NZEI

A new Bill introduced to Parliament today is a great opportunity to de-politicise the Education Council and return to its original purpose as a professional body for teachers, by teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

New after-hours caregivers support service

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Government

New after-hours caregivers support service Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new after-hours support service is being piloted to provide advice and support to caregivers of children and young people in care. “Caregivers have said they ... More >>

A fair deal for working people and good employers

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A fair deal for working people and good employers Labour will implement sensible changes to employment law to prevent the small number of bad employers undercutting good employers and driving a ‘race to the bottom’ on wages and conditions, says ... More >>

A fair deal for working people and good employers

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will implement sensible changes to employment law to prevent the small number of bad employers undercutting good employers and driving a ‘race to the bottom’ on wages and conditions, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little More >>

Teachers should elect their own professional representation

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A new Bill introduced to Parliament today would give teachers the right to elect representatives to their own professional body, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Push to lift number of young Māori voters

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is encouraging more Māori to register and cast their vote after launching a programme aimed at boosting electoral participation. More >>

Housing crisis delivers the taxpayer a $16 billion bill

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s valuation of its social housing programme reveals just how badly the housing shortage is hitting taxpayers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour market data hub launch welcomed

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the launch of a new Labour Market Dashboard, which will give New Zealanders better access to data on trends in the labour market. More >>

Ministers attend Five Country Ministerial

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:49 am | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse were in Ottawa, Canada this week to attend the annual Five Country Ministerial. More >>

Oral Questions - 29 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:46 am | Office of the Clerk

1. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree with Mainfreight founder and Chairman Bruce Plested that housing is a “social disgrace”, that the market cannot sort out this problem, and that real leadership and intestinal ... More >>

Green Party mourns passing of Bruce Stewart

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:31 am | Green Party

It was with great sadness that the Green Party learned of the passing of Bruce Stewart QSM (Te Arawa, Tainui), the visionary founder of Tapu Te Ranga marae. More >>

Road safety benefits from collaborative innovation

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has seen first-hand today how innovative weather technology is being used to help keep our roads safe. More >>

Fight for better Māori representation in local govt to go on

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:10 am | Green Party

The Green Party is disappointed that its Member’s Bill to enable better Māori representation in local government was voted down last night, but is vowing to continue its campaign to make it happen. More >>

Government launches review of the Copyright Act 1994

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today released the terms of reference for a review of the Copyright Act 1994. More >>

Historic Wellington buildings transfer

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

Two historic Wellington buildings are being transferred from DOC into the care of Heritage New Zealand from tomorrow More >>

$85 million for new Lincoln University facilities

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

Primary sector education, research and innovation will receive a significant boost thanks to a capital injection for state-of-the-art new buildings at Lincoln University, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and Science and Innovation Minister Paul ... More >>

Govt’s water standards designed to confuse

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10:35 am | Green Party

Environment Minister Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks New Zealanders will swallow his confusing freshwater standards that will, in some cases, allow our rivers to get dirtier, the Green Party said today. The comments come on the back of news that ... More >>

EPIC to focus on best practice, innovation and diversity

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:52 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Ethnic Communities, Judith Collins, will tomorrow address the annual EPIC NZ (Ethnic People in Commerce) conference at Sky City Convention Centre which will bring together New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community. More >>

New meth contamination and testing standard

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. More >>

Dunne Speaks: English's Pitch-Pole Moment

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 8:57 am | Peter Dunne

We are a pretty self-effacing lot as a nation. We do not stand on too much ceremony; we have an innate sense of equality and trying to see everyone gets a “fair go”; and the absolutely worst thing we can say about a person is that they are “up themselves”. ... More >>

Bishop’s book ban Bill bolstered by 2nd Reading

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 6:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop’s Member’s Bill to help avoid a repeat of the banning of author Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel Into the River has passed its second reading. The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Interim Restriction Orders Classification) ... More >>

Shuffling And Shifty PM - Not Characteristics of a Leader

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 6:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Shuffling And Shifty PM - Not Characteristics of a Leader The Prime Minister is shuffling and becoming more shifty by the day over the Barclay scandal, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Ron Mark. “He’s spent an inordinate amount of the time saying he ... More >>

Pay rise on the way for Taupo care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for Taupo care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Taupo will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the aged and disability ... More >>

Pay rise on the way for 280 Rotorua care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 280 Rotorua care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Rotorua will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the ... More >>

Pay rise for 350 Whanganui care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 350 Whanganui care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Whanganui will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the ... More >>

Pay rise for 140 West Coast care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 140 West Coast care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the West Coast will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at ... More >>

Pay rise for 1,780 Waitemata care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:50 pm | New Zealand Government

28 June 2017 Media Statement Pay rise on the way for 1,780 Waitemata care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Waitemata will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from ... More >>

Pay rise for 310 Wairarapa care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 310 Wairarapa care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the Wairarapa will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at ... More >>

Pay rise for 1,490 Waikato care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Government

28 June 2017 Media Statement Pay rise on the way for 1,490 Waikato care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the Waikato will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement ... More >>

Pay rise for 740 Taranaki care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 740 Taranaki care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Taranaki will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the ... More >>

Pay rise for 180 Gisborne care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 180 Gisborne care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Gisborne will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the ... More >>

Pay rise for 1,920 Sthland care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Government

28 June 2017 Media Statement Pay rise on the way for 1,920 Southland care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Southland will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from ... More >>

Pay rise for 460 South Canterbury care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Government

28 June 2017 Media Statement Pay rise for 460 South Canterbury care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across South Canterbury will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from ... More >>

Questions and Answers - June 28

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:49 pm | Hansard

• ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Finance, Minister—Reports 1. IAN McKELVIE (National—Rangitīkei) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the state of the rural economy? Hon STEVEN JOYCE (Minister of Finance) : Rabobank's ... More >>

Pay rise on the way for 720 Nthland care and support workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Pay rise on the way for 720 Northland care and support workers Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Northland will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. “Workers at the ... More >>

New Zealand-Hong Kong tax treaty updated

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand-Hong Kong tax treaty updated Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today signed a new tax protocol between New Zealand and Hong Kong. The protocol updates the existing double tax agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong, to allow full ... More >>

Pay rise on the way for 780 Nelson Marlborough care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Nelson Marlborough will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 1,200 Wellington care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Wellington will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Gambling Commission reappointment

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Donna Matahaere-Atariki as a Gambling Commissioner to the Gambling Commission. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 910 MidCentral care and support work

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers at across the MidCentral region will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 640 Hutt Valley care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the Hutt Valley will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 920 Hawke’s Bay care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Hawke’s Bay will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 1,240 Counties Manukau care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the Counties Manukau region will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Regenerate Christchurch work programme tabled

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming Regenerate Christchurch’s Statement of Intent 2017-2021 andStatement of Performance Expectations 2017-18 tabled in Parliament today. More >>

NZ to deliver air traffic control services for Pacific

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Airways New Zealand will continue to deliver air traffic control services to Niue, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and the Kingdom of Tonga after the contract was re-signed in Christchurch today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

We actually need 1600 Pt England Developments

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Nick Smith just ran 25 steps in the housing marathon, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 1,110 Bay of Plenty care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across the Bay of Plenty will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

Pay rise on the way for 1,480 Auckland DHB care workers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says care and support workers across Auckland will receive a pay rise as a result of the $2 billion pay equity settlement from next week. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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