Parliament

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

 

Latest Parliament Headlines [Page 2]

New law sets up $300m Venture Capital Fund

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand firms expanding beyond the start-up phase are set for more support after today’s passage of the Venture Capital Fund Bill, Associate Finance Minister David Parker said. More >>

Govt delivers deficits, broken promises, weaker economy

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s half year economic and fiscal update is a damning indictment on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s economic management as she puts New Zealand back in the red, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Green Budget win backs public sector leadership on climate

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:10 pm | Green Party

The Greens in Government have today won a significant investment to help move the public sector estate onto clean, renewable energy, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw, said today. More >>

Priorities for 2020 Wellbeing Budget outlined

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2020 will continue the Coalition Government’s focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy. More >>

Strong economy, careful spending gives $12bn of surpluses

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is forecast to run $12 billion worth of surpluses across the four years to 2023/24 as the economy continues to grow. More >>

$12 billion in extra infrastructure investment

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is lifting capital investment to the highest level in more than 20 years as it takes the next step to future-proof New Zealand. More >>

A milestone for drinking water safety

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Water Services Regulator Bill – Taumata Arowai , introduced to Parliament today, is a milestone for drinking water safety in New Zealand and will help improve environmental outcomes for urban waterways, rivers and lakes. More >>

First Step toward Protecting Our First Responders

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

A New Zealand First Member’s Bill that introduces harsher penalties for assaults on police, ambulance, fire and corrections officers has passed its first reading in the House today More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 11 December 2019

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:37 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions? More >>

Western Australia Legalises Assisted Dying

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“Western Australia follows the State of Victoria, which legalised assisted dying in 2017, and a number of US states which have legalised while our Parliament considered and debated the End of Life Choice Act,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Relief at Last for Debt Distressed Farmers

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:09 am | New Zealand First Party

A New Zealand First bill 20 years in the making to help ensure the fair and equitable resolution of farm debt issues passed its final reading in Parliament last night. More >>

Ian McKelvie - Law passes to speed up dog control cases

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:56 am | New Zealand National Party

Today my Members Bill to speed up the court process for dog control offences and divert low-level cases away from the District Court has passed into law, Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie says. More >>

New Zealand the most heavily taxed country in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update will confirm that New Zealand remains the most heavily taxed economy in the Asia-Pacific region ”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Chief Victims Advisor reappointed for a further two years

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

The Chief Victims Advisor to Government Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, has been reappointed in her role for a further two years. More >>

NZ tsunami monitoring and detection system to be established

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare have today announced the deployment of a network of DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys. More >>

Govt backs farmers and their work with new laws

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:22 am | New Zealand Government

The passing last night of the Farm Debt Mediation and NAIT laws shows the Government’s commitment to working alongside and helping farmers, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “These new laws are necessary to address the previous ... More >>

Twyford undermines property rights with Urban Dev Bill

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 7:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Phil Twyford’s plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

How New Zealand defines and recognises veterans

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced today the Coalition Government’s initial response to work completed by the independent statutory body, the Veterans’ Advisory Board. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 10 December 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:48 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions? More >>

Prime Minister statement on White Island eruption

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Initial reports indicated it was possible there were up to 100 individuals located on the ground or around the vicinity of the island at the time of the eruption. More >>

Govt funds $100k for weather-hit communities

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare have today confirmed initial Government support of $100,000 for communities affected by the severe weather that swept across the South Island and lower North Island over the ... More >>

Rents up again as Government’s poor policies bite

Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

The average Kiwi renter is paying an additional $2800 a year in rent as a result of this Government’s poor policy making decisions, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Low business confidence, less Christmas cheer

Monday, 9 December 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s poor economic management means more people will need food grants this Christmas, but low business confidence means City Missions will have fewer resources to keep up with demand, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Death of NZ High Commissioner to Cook Islands

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, died in Palmerston North over the weekend, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. Ms Temata, 52, had recently returned to New Zealand for medical treatment. "On behalf of the ... More >>

Aucklanders stuck in traffic due to Govt policy

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:25 am | New Zealand National Party

Emboldened unions and increased strike action is disrupting the daily lives of New Zealanders as a result of this Government’s reforms to employment law, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Aucklanders stuck in traffic due to Govt policy

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:25 am | New Zealand National Party

Emboldened unions and increased strike action is disrupting the daily lives of New Zealanders as a result of this Government’s reforms to employment law, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Wellington rail upgrade full steam ahead

Monday, 9 December 2019, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced construction is underway on Wellington commuter rail upgrades which will mean more frequent services and fewer breakdowns. More >>

Govt releases funding to support South Canterbury

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Govt releases funding to support South Canterbury A medium-scale adverse event has been declared for the South Canterbury district, which will see up to $50,000 in funding made available to support farming communities which have been significantly ... More >>

Nanny state bans a distraction from serious challenges

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“ Bans on fruit stickers, cotton buds and plastic cutlery are a distraction from the serious public policy challenges facing New Zealand”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Government now ignoring West Coast on health

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:37 am | New Zealand National Party

The new chair of the West Coast District Health Board has shown how little interest he has in the role with comments that he only intends to pay attention once every six weeks, National’s West Coast Issues spokesperson Maureen Pugh says. More >>

Six thousand fewer elective surgeries

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders are missing out on the health care they need with the number of elective surgeries decreasing by almost 6,000 in the year to June, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Govt pledges next steps on plastic waste

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

Govt pledges next steps on plastic waste The Government will phase out more single-use plastics following the success of its single-use plastic bag ban earlier this year and the release today of a pivotal report for dealing with waste. Prime Minister ... More >>

Government takes wasteful spending to a new level

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 6:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Provincial Growth Fund has only managed to create just over 600 jobs with taxpayers forking out almost $500,000 per job, proving the policy is nothing more than another example of wasteful spending by this Government, National’s Regional Development ... More >>

No representation for Napier on DHB Board

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 4:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

Minister of Health David Clark has left Napier out in the cold by not appointing a representative on the Hawke’s Bay DHB, MP for Tukituki Lawrence Yule says. More >>

DHB leadership renewed and strengthened

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:48 am | New Zealand Government

DHB leadership renewed and strengthened Health Minister Dr David Clark says new appointments to DHBs represent a significant changing of the guard, with 13 new chairs including four Māori chairs. Today 76 appointments have been announced to complement ... More >>

Reserve Bank decision will increase cost of living

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:46 am | New Zealand National Party

Increased capital requirements for banks could increase the cost of living for families with a mortgage by an average of $1900 a year and also reduce returns for savers, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Emissions Trading Reform Bill SOP submissions call

Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:37 pm | Office of the Clerk

Have your say on a Supplementary Order Paper that would amend the Emissions Trading Reform Bill The Environment Committee has updated its call for submissions on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill to include provisions ... More >>

Statement from the Prime Minister on Kris Faafoi

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Government

“I’ve spoken to Minister Faafoi, who has apologised for his poor handling of this issue,” Jacinda Ardern said. More >>

Statement from Minister Faafoi

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:36 pm | Kris Faafoi

I have apologised to the Prime Minister and understand I have let her down in regards to my dealings with Jason Kerrison over an immigration matter concerning his family. More >>

Shooting in Kurow

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says his sympathies are with the family of a man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow. More >>

Govt supports Southland farmers in sustainability

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Healthier waterways, better productivity and farmer wellbeing are front and centre in a new project involving more than 1000 Southland farmers and growers. More >>

PM has serious questions to answer about Faafoi

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 7:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has serious questions to ask Minister Kris Faafoi about his failure to declare a conflict of interest in an immigration case, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Iain Lees-Galloway away in the clouds on detail

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

Immigration New Zealand encouraging immigrants to become illegal overstayers while they grapple with processing visas shows how out of control the department has become and Minister Iain Lees-Galloway is asleep at the wheel, National’s Immigration ... More >>

Minister failing to give farmers the facts

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 3:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

Damian O’Conner has badly let down rural New Zealand by not requesting economic and social analysis on his Government’s freshwater proposals, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. More >>

Labour covering NZ First’s shady dealings

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s decision today to block the request of former New Zealand First President Lester Gray and former Treasurer Colin Forster is the Government covering up serious allegations of financial impropriety of its coalition partner New Zealand First, ... More >>

RBNZ capital requirements will hurt farmers, businesses

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Reserve Bank’s requirement for banks to hold more capital will act as a handbrake on the economy at a time of serious uncertainty”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Eight Queen’s Counsel appointed under new criterion

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Eight Queen’s Counsel have been appointed under a process that includes the new criterion of a commitment to improving access to justice, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. More >>

Reserve Bank decision will further slow economy

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 12:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Increased capital requirements for banks announced today will add more pressure on an already slowing economy in the short term, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 5 December 2019

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:39 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent announcements has he seen on the retail fuel market? More >>

Progress made on Female Genital Mutilation legislation

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:19 am | Office of the Clerk

Parliament yesterday completed the First Reading of a Bill to clarify the law around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill is now referred to the Health Committee and the public can expect ... More >>

Harmony in the House – a show of parliamentary proportions

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:59 am | Parliamentary Service

New Zealand Parliament is proud to present Harmony in the House 2019, a talent show spectacular! More >>

NZ First calls for more checks for African Swine Fever

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:53 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First spokesperson for Primary Industries, Mark Patterson, has called for awareness to be raised and more stringent biosecurity checks to be put in place for African Swine Fever (ASF), a widespread virus that is uncontrolled in most of ... More >>

Government fuel tax hikes pump $565m out of Kiwis

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:48 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government is squarely to blame for Kiwis being fleeced at the petrol pump, having milked half a billion dollars out of motorists in just two years through its fuel tax hikes, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

More cancer medicines for more people

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands of people have more treatment options More >>

Competitiveness and transparency in the retail fuel market

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

Consumers will benefit from a more competitive, transparent retail fuel market as a result of changes the Government will be making in response to the findings of the Commerce Commission’s study of the fuel sector. More >>

Government acts to sort out electoral ‘coin toss’ problem

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 7:00 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta says the Government will consider making changes to local electoral legislation before the 2022 elections to fix the problems that have arisen where elections are settled by a coin toss More >>

United Stand to End Female Genital Mutilation

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:29 pm | New Zealand First Party

A critical step has been taken to end gender based violence against women and girls in Parliament this evening. More >>

Kiwis overwhelmingly reject Labour's car tax

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Julie Anne Genter’s signature car tax isn’t winning the public over, with 69 per cent of submissions opposed to her proposal, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The Associate Transport Minister has trumpeted that her car ... More >>

Nicky Wagner - Time for action on vaping regulation

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has been promising vaping regulation since this Government came into office, but after almost two years in power there’s still no legislation, National MP Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Court action looming over State Integrated Schools

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s recent school infrastructure announcement excludes State Integrated Schools which they believe breaches their agreement with the Crown, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels