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


AWOL Minister for Auckland clocks up air miles

AWOL Minister for Auckland clocks up air miles

National Party MP Bill English has released figures showing the Minister for Auckland issues, Judith Tizard, has the second highest domestic travel bill of any Labour Minister since 2000.

“She has clocked up the second highest bill for domestic flights of any Minister during the past year and her total bill of $337,719 for domestic flights since 2000 is second only to the Prime Minister.”

Mr English asked questions in Parliament on Ms Tizard’s travel bill in Parliament today.

“How can she claim that she is extremely busy working for Auckland when, in the last six months, over half of her media appearances have been for arts functions, including attending the same Royal New Zealand Ballet performance of Trinity in two different cities?”

Mr English has also questioned her representation on Auckland issues, when it was reported today that she refused a radio interview about Auckland’s stadium proposals on the basis that she didn’t want to be shouted at.

“If she’s not prepared to front on an issue of this magnitude for Auckland, what on earth does she do all day?” asks Mr English.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Finding A Model To Replace The Monarchy

One feels reluctant to pre-empt the verdict of history, but maybe we need to have a Plan B in mind just in case the reign of King Charles III turns out badly. With that possibility in mind, are there any other countries that do a reasonably good job of electing their ceremonial head of state? There is no perfect model for New Zealand to follow but - arguably - Ireland has made a pretty good fist of it over the past 70 years or so. Ireland has roughly the same population as New Zealand, so the pool of talent is similar in size...

Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?

Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...



Government: Welcomes Climate Change Commission Advice On Agricultural Pricing System
The Government has welcomed advice from the Climate Change Commission assessing readiness in the agricultural sector for an emissions pricing system... More>>


Government: Action To Tackle Delays In Family Court
New legislation aimed at tackling delays in the family justice system, will help improve the wellbeing of thousands of children caught up in Family Court disputes every year, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says... More>>

Prime Minister: Chatham House Speech
What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years... More>>

Economy: Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand
Please note the next Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand to be released will be for the full year ended 30 June 2022. It is anticipated that these will be released in early October 2022... More>>

Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>

Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>




InfoPages News Channels