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Minister misrepresenting official information

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

The new Minister responsible for Christchurch’s anchor projects is cynically misrepresenting official information, National’s Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Matt Doocey says. “Megan Woods’ announcement today proclaiming she is getting ... More >>

Robertson must front up on costings

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the costings for his Government’s expensive policy pledges, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Yesterday we learnt that Mr Robertson did have coalition costings prepared by ... More >>

Govt U-turn coming on international students

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 1:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign ... More >>

Labour confused about the cost of extra police

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

In what is becoming a concerning pattern of the new Government, Labour has created fresh confusion about the cost of their promised 1800 additional police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Govt will put public at risk if it axes new prison

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s thoroughly contradictory approach to law and order will put the public at greater risk and ensure more criminals go unpunished, National Party Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. More >>

Greens Fail Dolphins

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesperson ... More >>

Labour’s housing bill a backward step

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 9:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s housing bill a backward step The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse ... More >>

Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:10 pm | New Zealand National Party

The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels it’s prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Not too late to do the right thing for parents

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

Not too late to do the right thing for parents The Prime Minister needs to show the common sense and compassion missing from her Workplace Relations Minister and right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their ... More >>

National extends keeping-in-touch days for parents

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MP Sarah Dowie is pleased that the Government has adopted her amendment to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill which boosts the number of hours that parents on Parental Leave can return to work without forfeiting their ... More >>

Chris Penk MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Penk MP: Maiden speech Thank you for this opportunity to address the Parliament, Mr Speaker; I do so with great expectations and excitement. I congratulate you and your fellow presiding officers on your respective appointments. Let me begin by recording ... More >>

Matt King MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Matt King MP: Maiden speech Ko Matt King Toku Ingoa No Te Noota Ahau No Reira Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Tatou Katoa Mr Speaker can I start by congratulating you on your election to the prestigious role of speaker. I look forward to your many ... More >>

Andrew Falloon MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

14 November 2017 Andrew Falloon MP: Maiden speech Thank you Mr Speaker. Congratulations on your election, and congratulations to your fellow presiding officers. I stand here today the proud son of Shirley and John, and grandson of Ron and Joan, Arthur ... More >>

Simeon Brown MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Thank you, Mr Speaker. As this is my first time speaking in this House, let me congratulate you today for your election as the Speaker of the House and your team, the Deputy Speaker, and two assistant Speakers. Thank you for your service in presiding over ... More >>

Hamish Walker MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Mr Speaker, it is the greatest privilege to be standing before you today as a Member of Parliament, elected by the people of Clutha-Southland, to represent their views, hopes and dreams for their region and for New Zealand. More >>

Lawrence Yule MP: Maiden Speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Ki te iwi o Ngati Kahungunu, tena koutou To all the people of Ngati Kahungunu, greetings Ki nga hapu whanui o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the hapu of Heretaunga, greetings Ki nga kaumatua o Heretaunga tena koutou To all the elders and leaders of Heretaunga, ... More >>

Minister needs to front up on National Standards

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is creating confusion yet again about the future of the education system by failing to provide any detail on the replacement of National Standards, says National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye. More >>

Erica Stanford MP: Maiden Speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

Mr Speaker, can I congratulate you Sir, on your successful election to the role of Speaker. More >>

Tim van de Molen MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

The mighty Waikato: beautiful scenery; well managed & successful farms; thriving and vibrant provincial towns; diverse but united communities; and continual opportunity. More >>

Denise Lee MP: Maiden speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

Na ka ungia nei ahau, hei mangai, hei taringa, hei kanohi mo te hunga ra, More >>

 

 

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