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Questions and Answers - November 26

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:30 pm | Office of the Clerk

Household Savings—Reports 1. TODD MULLER (National—Bay of Plenty) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received about the latest trends in savings levels by New Zealand households? More >>

PQ 12. Earthquake, Christchurch—CTV Building Collapse

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:24 pm | Office of the Clerk

12. DENIS O'ROURKE (NZ First) to the Minister of Internal Affairs : Does he agree with Nigel Hampton QC, who acted for several of the victims of the collapse of the CTV building, who said “One is forced to the conclusion that in New Zealand, the ... More >>

PQ 11. State Services Commissioner—Press Conference

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:23 pm | Office of the Clerk

11. KRIS FAAFOI (Labour - Mana) to the Minister of State Services : Has she discussed with State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie why he organised a press conference to announce the departure of the CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton; if so, what was ... More >>

PQ 10. Anzac Day Centenary—Commemorations

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:21 pm | Office of the Clerk

10. Dr SHANE RETI (National—Whangarei) to the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs : What progress is being made in preparation for Gallipoli 2015 commemorations? More >>

PQ 9. Agricultural Land Use

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:20 pm | Office of the Clerk

PQ 9. Agricultural Land Use—OVERSEER Nutrient Management Tool [Sitting date: 26 November 2014. Volume:702;Page:8. Text is subject to correction.] More >>

PQ 8 . Broadband, Ultra-fast and Rural—Progress

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:18 pm | Office of the Clerk

8. SIMON O'CONNOR (National—Tāmaki) to the Minister for Communications : What recent reports has she received on the number of end users able to connect to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative? More >>

PQ 7. Corrections Department

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:16 pm | Office of the Clerk

PQ 7. Corrections Department—Management of Phillip Smith’s Case [Sitting date: 26 November 2014. Volume:702;Page:6. Text is subject to correction.] More >>

PQ 6 . Prime Minister—Statements

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:15 pm | Office of the Clerk

6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? More >>

PQ 5. Health Targets—Progress

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:13 pm | Office of the Clerk

5. BARBARA KURIGER (National - Taranaki - King Country) to the Minister of Health : What reports has he received on progress on the National Health Targets? More >>

PQ 4. Judith Collins—Statements on Blogger

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:12 pm | Office of the Clerk

4. Dr MEGAN WOODS (Labour - Wigram) to the Prime Minister : Does he agree with Judith Collins that Cameron Slater “manufactured a story and he wanted to believe it” and the findings of the Chisholm Inquiry that Cameron Slater is “prone to exaggeration”? More >>

PQ 3. Christchurch Recovery—Housing New Zealand

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:10 pm | Office of the Clerk

PQ 3. Christchurch Recovery—Housing New Zealand Properties [Sitting date: 26 November 2014. Volume:702;Page:4. Text is subject to correction.] More >>

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. More >>

PQ 2. Security Intelligence Service—Report

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:09 pm | Office of the Clerk

PQ 2. Security Intelligence Service—Report on Release of Documents [Sitting date: 26 November 2014. Volume:702;Page:2. Text is subject to correction.] More >>

PQ 1. Household Savings—Reports

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:07 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. TODD MULLER (National—Bay of Plenty) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received about the latest trends in savings levels by New Zealand households? More >>

Fourth housing report confirms failure

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Fourth Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report shows the Accord has failed to make a dent in the city's housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

First year Auckland Housing Accord target exceeded

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the first year report of the Auckland Housing Accord. More >>

Ministers all over the place on Smith passport

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Ministers responsible for the Phillip Smith debacle are at odds over the passport he used to escape, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “It beggars belief that Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says the passport issued to Smith, ... More >>

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service. “Mr Allen was the first non-diplomat to hold the top job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

Patient survey participants ‘performing a valuable service’

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says patients who take part in a new survey about their stay in hospital are performing an important service. More >>

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the new chair of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). More >>

Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

An annual report on the performance of the tertiary sector confirms that the number of domestic students who completed bachelors degrees in 2013 is the highest ever, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says. More >>

New cancer fund boosts local services

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 26 November 2014 Media Statement New cancer fund boosts local services More >>

Household savings rate positive for five years

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has happened since 1989-94, Finance Minister Bill English says. More >>

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill - Submissions

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:12 pm | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 27 November 2014 More >>

Hard road ahead for thousands more Kiwi kids

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that there will be 8000 more students in low decile schools next year reinforces the absolute failure of the National Government’s economic approach, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Questions For Oral Answer November 26

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:47 am | Office of the Clerk

1. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about the latest trends in savings levels by New Zealand households? More >>

Iwi members appointed to Whānau Ora group

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Six iwi representatives have been appointed to the Whānau Ora Partnership Group Finance Minister Bill English and Minister for Whānau Ora Te Ururoa Flavell say. “These iwi representatives are well-placed to contribute to the work of the group,” ... More >>

New online tool for small business

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the release of a new online tool to help small and medium-sized businesses understand the cost of employing staff. More >>

Dunne Speaks - thoughts on the Sutton case

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:40 am | Peter Dunne

26 November 2014 I have thought for many years that the State Services Commission was redundant and should be abolished. I felt that in these days of more autonomy for departmental chief executives the oversight role of the SSC was no longer necessary, ... More >>

Progress reports released on tax avoidance

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

Progress reports released on tax avoidance Revenue Minister Todd McClay today released two reports from officials relating to tax avoidance by large multinational companies. The reports provide an update on policy work being undertaken in line with the OECD ... More >>

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 9:01 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party rises today in support of the first reading of the Countering Terrorism Fighters Legislation Bill. But let me make it quite clear from the outset that our support in subsequent stages is conditional upon our concerns being addressed. We ... More >>

Questions and Answers - November 25

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:59 pm | Office of the Clerk

Prime Minister—Statements 1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? More >>

PQ 12. Employment—Compliance with Wages Protection Act

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:12 pm | Office of the Clerk

12. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY (Labour—Palmerston North) to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety : Is he confident that employers’ obligations under the Wages Protection Act 1983 are being complied with in light of recent reports of workers’ ... More >>

PQ 11. Sexual Violence—Victim Support Initiatives

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:11 pm | Office of the Clerk

11. JACQUI DEAN (National—Waitaki) to the Minister of Justice : What steps has she taken towards improving the trial and pre-trial experience for victims of sexual violence? More >>

PQ 10. Security Intelligence Service—Confidence

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:08 pm | Office of the Clerk

10. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader - Green) to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service : Does he have confidence in the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service? More >>

PQ 8 Economy—Surplus Target

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:01 pm | Office of the Clerk

8. GRANT ROBERTSON (Labour—Wellington Central) to the Minister of Finance : Does he stand by his statement with regard to the 2014/15 surplus target that “we will achieve one”? More >>

PQ 7. Prime Minister—Statements

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:53 pm | Office of the Clerk

7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader - NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement in regard to the book Dirty Politics that “They’re based on one perspective and probably a bit out of context and with a whole bunch of assumptions ... More >>

PQ 9. Accelerated Regional Roading Package—Reports

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:43 pm | Office of the Clerk

9. JONATHAN YOUNG (National - New Plymouth) to the Minister of Transport : What recent reports has he received on the Government’s Accelerated Regional Roading Package? More >>

PQ 6 Immigration—Incentives for New Zealanders

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:35 pm | Office of the Clerk

6. MELISSA LEE (National) to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment : How is the Government encouraging more Kiwis to return home, to provide skills for New Zealand businesses and contribute to economic growth? More >>

PQ 5. Security Intelligence Service—Release of Documents

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:34 pm | Office of the Clerk

5. Hon PHIL GOFF (Labour—Mt Roskill) to the Prime Minister : Does he take responsibility for his office staff passing on information obtained from the NZSIS to Cameron Slater in 2011 for political purposes? More >>

PQ 4. Free-trade Agreement—New Zealand - South Korea

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:32 pm | Office of the Clerk

4. MARK MITCHELL (National—Rodney) to the Minister of Trade : What progress has been made on negotiations towards a free-trade agreement with South Korea? More >>

PQ 3. Security Intelligence Service—Release of Documents

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:31 pm | Office of the Clerk

3. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader - Labour) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement regarding the release of NZSIS documents to Cameron Slater that “The basic claim that somehow my office was either pressuring the system, speeding up ... More >>

PQ 2 Economy—Growth

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 4:01 pm | Office of the Clerk

2. ANDREW BAYLY (National—Hunua) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received confirming the economy is continuing to grow and that this growth is supporting more jobs and higher incomes? More >>

PQ 1 Prime Minister—Statements

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:59 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? More >>

Support for Men on White Ribbon Day

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Spokesperson for Women’s Affairs Tracey Martin would like to acknowledge the men across New Zealand who today make a pledge not to commit violence against women and children. “As more and more men campaign to raise awareness of ... More >>

Green Party welcomes sexual violence Trial Proceedings work

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:12 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is today welcoming the Justice Minister’s announcement to resume the Law Commission’s sexual violence Trial Proceedings work following repeated calls for the work to start again. More >>

$8.6 million extra for school funding transition

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says $8.6 million has been provided to help schools transition through decile funding changes. More >>

Collins welcomes Government Inquiry report

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Papakura MP Judith Collins today welcomes the Government Inquiry report into allegations regarding herself and former Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley. More >>

Key’s vile smear machine questions left unanswered

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The report into Judith Collins’ involvement in undermining the former Serious Fraud Office boss leaves major questions unanswered about the smear machine run out of John Key’s office, Labour MP Megan Woods says. More >>

Govt must make up lost time on sexual violence law reform

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must prioritise any recommendations from the Law Commission to improve criminal process for sexual violence cases after it stalled reform work for two years, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

White Ribbon day should last all year

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

White Ribbon Day is an opportunity for all men to stand up and affirm to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women, says Labour’s Associate Justice Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “Violence towards women is rampant across all ... More >>

Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has outlined his goal for the primary sector to double the value of exports by 2025 today in a speech to industry leaders in Wellington today. “The export double goal is an ambitious but achievable target, which will ... More >>

Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held bilateral talks in Washington today. More >>

Government Inquiry report released

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley. “I would like to thank former High Court Judge, Hon Lester ... More >>

Questions For Oral Answer November 25

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:35 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements? More >>

Report confirms John Key abused power of PM’s Office

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:11 am | Green Party

Today’s Inspector General of Intelligence and Security’s (IGIS) report confirms that the Prime Minister’s office engaged in a serious abuse of power, says the Green Party. The IGIS report looked at the release of an Official Information Act ... More >>

IGIS report a damning indictment on former spy boss

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:54 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The report by Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security into the release of classified documents is a sad and damning indictment on former spy boss Warren Tucker, Labour’s MP for Mount Roskill and former leader Phil Goff says. “This report ... More >>

Trains Not Cyclists Vital for Gisborne And Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is challenging the government to show it is serious about regional economic development by backing the Shortline Establishment Group’s advanced plans to re-establish the Gisborne to Napier rail link. More >>

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:19 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues around the release of information by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS). More >>

Failings within Corrections acknowledged

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today acknowledged the release of the Department of Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer’s Review of the Failure to Return from Temporary Release of Phillip John Smith. “This review shows there were ... More >>

 

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