Parliament

Most Read | Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Latest Parliament Headlines [Page 3]

Speech: English - National’s Annual Conference

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand National Party Rt Hon Bill English Prime Minister & National Party Leader Speech to National’s Annual Conference Thank you for that generous welcome. I quite liked that video. I was particularly pleased they left out the spaghetti ... More >>

Speech: Peters - Rose -Tinted Glasses v Reality

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3:39 pm | New Zealand First Party

Speech Rt Hon Winston Peters in Rotorua; Rose -Tinted Glasses v Reality, the Developing Fuji Nz Fraud to Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 24 JUNE 2017 NZ First Rotorua Electorate Meeting, Public meeting, June ... More >>

Shifty Bill jumps the shark

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:47 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Shifty Bill jumps the shark Bill English's claim today that it has never been established that Todd Barclay's recordings of his staff took place is bizarre and shows a complete lack of honesty and leadership, says Labour’s MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson. ... More >>

Legal challenge to pest control regulations disappointing

Friday, 23 June 2017, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. More >>

$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More >>

Te Ture Whenua – gone by lunchtime?

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has to front up about yesterday’s mysterious withdrawal of Te Ture Whenua Bill from Parliament’s order paper, says Labour’s Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. More >>

New Zealand Racing Board gets fresh eyes

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Racing David Bennett has appointed Bill Birnie to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). More >>

Wholesale Electricity Price ‘Out of Whack with Reality’

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand First Party

Wholesale Electricity Price ‘Out of Whack with Reality’ Transpower’s latest update identifies the risk of hydro shortage for electricity generation is less than 1 percent but the wholesale electricity price has increased dramatically, out of ... More >>

Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, ... More >>

National dithers while tyres burn

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:41 pm | Green Party

The Government's decision to waste nearly $20 million on subsidies for big business to burn tyres is further evidence of their mismanagement of the waste sector, the Green Party said today. More >>

Bill English ignorance of law beggars belief

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

For Bill English to claim he and others in the National Party didn’t realise the law may have been broken in the Todd Barclay taping scandal is simply not credible, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. More >>

$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

Film and Literature Board of Review Appointments

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Dr Gareth Schott and Sandy Gill as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review, for new three-year terms along with the appointment of Rachael Schmidt-McCleave as President. More >>

Labour Inspectorate has serious grounds to investigate Party

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:18 am | ACT New Zealand

By the explicit standards of the Labour Inspectorate, the Labour Party has taken advantage of migrant workers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Peters Speech: Enough of Arrogance and Cover Ups

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:04 am | New Zealand First Party

This past week will come as a major disappointment to National Party supporters and older New Zealanders who have long memories of our politicians. More >>

New black stilt aviary in the Mackenzie Basin

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a new breeding aviary for the world’s rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is about to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel. More >>

Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely together More >>

A skilled workforce for Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. More >>

Push for digital technology in Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market ... More >>

Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury. More >>

Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy. More >>

General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. More >>

Government ignored advice on Pacific people’s superannuation

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government ignored advice from the Ministry of Peoples that raising the Superannuation age of eligibility would have a ‘disproportionately high impact’ on Pacific people, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Aupito William Sio. More >>

Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister, was accompanied ... More >>

Lost and found Police M4 Bushmaster magazine

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6:33 pm | New Zealand First Party

A lost and found Police M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine, shows how the Police Association is wrong to target legal firearms owners while wanting to arm “all” police. More >>

Playing Dumb Won’t Save English Over Barclay Debacle

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

“The facts are there: When asked about the Barclay Debacle in Parliament yesterday Mr English said: ‘I was absolutely no party to that, and I do not know what the dispute was or how it was settled’. More >>

Katie Milne Breaks the Oldest Ceiling in Kiwi Farming

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

Katie Milne Breaks the Oldest Ceiling in Kiwi Farming NZ First is delighted to celebrate Katie Milne becoming the first women President of Federated Farmers in its long history. “Katie Milne is a brilliant choice for Feds,” says New Zealand First Spokesperson ... More >>

National Blocks Register of Foreign Land Ownership - Again

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 6:29 pm | New Zealand First Party

National Blocks Register of Foreign Land Ownership - Again The National government has shown again that it wants to hide the extent of foreign land ownership in New Zealand, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Justice Denis O’Rourke. More >>

Bill English misleads Parliament on Police statement

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Bill English misleads Parliament on Police statement Bill English's attempt to restore his damaged credibility over the Todd Barclay affair has backfired after his claim to have "reported" Mr Barclay's actions to Police has proven not to be ... More >>

Questions and Answers - June 22

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:38 pm | Hansard

• ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Police, Minister—No-surprises Briefings 1. JACINDA ARDERN (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Police : Under what circumstances is she briefed by police under the long standing "no surprises" ... More >>

Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Border sector Ministers have welcomed a new report by the Office of the Auditor-General published today on the use of information at New Zealand’s ports, and say their agencies will continue to work closely to protect our borders. More >>

Kaikoura slip clearance half-way mark reached

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a major milestone has been reached this week in the Government’s effort to restore road and rail links to Kaikoura, with work crews estimating that the half-way point has been reached in the massive job of clearing ... More >>

Health volunteers celebrated at annual awards

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the Wellington Hospitals Volunteer Service as the overall winner of the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. More >>

This ‘technical error’ is hurting big time

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman cannot resort to his ongoing litany that the Ministry of Health’s $38 million budget blunder is an error on paper only, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

National Tone Deaf to Immigration Disaster

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

National Tone Deaf to Immigration Disaster The government remains brazenly deaf to the concerns of New Zealanders with the torrent of immigration soaring to another record level, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of parliament Rt ... More >>

NZ to share its disaster management expertise

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced New Zealand will provide a workshop in Barbados to help upskill the Caribbean in disaster risk management. More >>

New Corrections officers from around the world

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed nearly 60 new frontline Corrections officers from all over the world who graduated today. More >>

AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions. More >>

NZ gains formal access into China for blood products

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. More >>

Labour has a lot of explaining to do

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

The New Zealand Labour Party must explain how it can possibly justify exploiting 85 international students for its election campaign while at the same time campaigning against legitimate law-abiding international education providers, National Party ... More >>

Oral Questions - 22 June 2017

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:18 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Police: Under what circumstances is she briefed by police under the long standing “no surprises” policy? More >>

Soft Plastics Recycling Programme launched in Dunedin

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 22 June 2017 Soft Plastics Recycling Programme launched in Dunedin More >>

Supporting world class health research in NZ

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:31 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith today launched New Zealand’s first Health Research Strategy which aims to increase the excellence and impact of government investment in health research. “Investment ... More >>

New Zealand to join Marrakesh Treaty

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will join an international treaty to improve access to written materials for blind and visually impaired New Zealanders, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. More >>

Video urges rangatahi to open up

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:24 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox says a video series aimed at reducing the rate of suicide among rangatahi is providing strong, positive messages for those at risk. More >>

Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurc

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will commit $100m in capital investment for public transport in Greater Christchurch, including commuter rail from Rolleston to the CBD, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Suicide prevention videos encourage rangatahi to kōrero

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:40 am | New Zealand Government

A series of suicide prevention videos aimed at rangatahi are helping to shine a light on the issue and encourage young people to open up about their feelings, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. More >>

All newborns deserve access to safe sleeping devices

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:29 am | Green Party

The Government needs to ensure that all new babies have access to a wahakura safe sleeping device, the Green Party said today. The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) special report on sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) shows ... More >>

Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:10 am | New Zealand Government

Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at the Golden Bay Cement works in Whangarei ... More >>

Better protection for creditors from tax debtors

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 8:57 am | New Zealand Government

Creditors are poised to receive greater protection from businesses owing debts of more than $150,000 as the Government has now set a threshold for reportable tax debt, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. More >>

$258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 8:49 am | New Zealand Government

A Northland Regional Council project to improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls has received a $258,000 Community Environment Fund grant, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Immigration New Zealand must investigate hypocritical Labour

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 8:48 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Immigration New Zealand to investigate the Labour Party’s campaign sweat shop filled with immigrant labour. After revelations the party has 85 students living in slum conditions working on its campaign More >>

English fails the character test over Barclay

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

English fails the character test over Barclay Bill English is hoping this scandal will go away, but he is still dodging important questions over his role in covering up for Todd Barclay, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Throughout this ... More >>

PM’s DNA All Over Barclay Debacle Cover up

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

PM’s DNA All Over Barclay Debacle Cover up Prime Minister Bill English’s DNA is all over the cover up involving a secret recording in a National MP’s office and will deeply trouble National Party supporters, says New Zealand First Leader ... More >>

Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government must apologise for Christchurch schools stuff-up The Ombudsman’s findings that the Ministry of Education botched the reorganisation of Christchurch schools after the 2011 earthquake are damning for an under-fire National Government, says ... More >>

Questions and Answers - June 21

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:34 pm | Hansard

• ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Police, Minister—Criminal Allegations Against Todd Barclay 1. JAMES SHAW (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister of Police : Has she, or the former Minister of Police, been briefed by Police about any political ... More >>

Minister Caught Out on Misleading Water Statement

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

Minister Caught Out on Misleading Water Statement National have been caught out again, making up facts to suit their story, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser “Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has misled ... More >>

More funding to support rural mental wellness [14.6.17]

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have committed another joint funding boost to rural mental health. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog