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PM Presser: TPP | David Bain | US Intelligence in NZ

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 8:48 am | Mark P. Williams

At his regular post-cabinet press conference the PM began by speaking about the importance for New Zealand of the 15th round of TPP negotiations which have begun in Auckland. More >>

PCE Interim Report: No Moratorium on Fracking

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 3:21 pm | Mark P. Williams

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today released its interim report on the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking' to New Zealand. The report concludes that there is no reason to suspend the use of fracking. It went ... More >>

Business As Usual: Asset Sales | TPP | Afghanistan Airstrike

Monday, 26 November 2012, 6:14 pm | Mark P. Williams

In today's post-cabinet press conference, the Prime Minister began by speaking about the beginning of the hearing in the High Court of the Maori Council's challenge to Mighty River Power. He said that he welcomed the beginning of the hearing but stressed ... More >>

House Cleaning: Labour Leadership Caucus Press Conference

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 7:12 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today the questions over David Shearer's leadership of the Labour Party were answered in a special meeting of the Labour caucus. Mr Shearer held a press conference afterwards to announce that the result was a unanimous vote of confidence in his capabilities ... More >>

PM on the Pike River Inquiry Report

Monday, 5 November 2012, 7:28 pm | Mark P. Williams

PM on the Pike River Inquiry Report Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 5 Nov 2012 Scoop Audio + Video + Photos Plus: Labour Leader David Shearer Comments More >>

MSD Breach: 'People Woefully Underestimated The Risk'

Friday, 2 November 2012, 1:23 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today the Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Brendan Boyle held a press conference on the investigation into the security breach identified in mid-October. He was accompanied by his chief legal advisor Mr Rupert Ablett-Hampson (right) and ... More >>

WOMAD 2013 Launch - 31st Oct 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 2:39 pm | Mark P. Williams

Last night the line up of performers for WOMAD 2013 was announced at a launch party in the Grand Hall in Parliament. More >>

Affordability: Govt on Housing and Land | Questions on GCSB

Monday, 29 October 2012, 7:32 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today the Prime Minister was joined at his regular post-cabinet press conference by the Finance Minister, Hon. Bill English to talk about the Productivity Commission's recommendations on housing affordability. The Prime Minister said that the government ... More >>

Charter Care versus a Charter for Carers

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 5:13 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today the Health Select Committee heard submissions from members of the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) and New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). More >>

New Zealand and Philippines Sign Memoranda of Arrangement

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 6:43 pm | Mark P. Williams

New Zealand and Philippines Memoranda of Arrangement Signed: Working Holidays | Defence | Geothermal Joint Press Conference - 23 Oct 2012 Scoop Video + Photos By Mark P. Williams More >>

Youth Detention Review Launched

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 2:52 pm | Mark P. Williams

Joint Thematic Review of Young Persons in Police Detention Launch - 23 Oct 2012 Scoop Audio + Video + Photos More >>

Security Train Wrecks for Govt: Dotcom | MSD | Huawei

Monday, 15 October 2012, 6:50 pm | Mark P. Williams

The Prime Minister was joined at his regular post-cabinet press conference by the Hon. Bill English to discuss the Waitangi Tribunal's 'shares plus' proposals. Both Mr Key and Mr English stated that the government had heard nothing during the hui ... More >>

Scoop Images: Another Fire At The Backbencher

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 4:17 pm | Mark P. Williams

The aftermath of a second fire at Wellington's Backbencher pub. The bar was closed after a fire in June and had been due to re-open in February. More >>

PM Going to Hollywood | Peters in 'Fantasy Land'

Monday, 1 October 2012, 6:47 pm | Mark P. Williams

PM Going to Hollywood | Peters Living in "Fantasy Land" Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 1st Oct, 2012 Scoop Audio + Video + Photos More >>

Shearer: Chain of Command, Control, and Conflicting Interests

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 4:16 pm | Mark P. Williams

David Shearer: Chain of Command, Control, and Conflicting Interests Scoop Audio + Video 27 Sept 2012 By Mark P. Williams More >>

The Price of Coal - NZ 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 4:11 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today MP Tony Ryall met with miners' representatives from Spring Creek who had journeyed to Parliament from Greymouth to make an appeal to the government to preserve their jobs and to intervene financially; below are videos of the Minister's statement and ... More >>

PM Announcement On Unlawful GCSB Activities

Monday, 24 September 2012, 7:16 pm | Mark P. Williams

The Prime Minister's regular post-cabinet press conference was today dominated by questions on the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). The Prime Minister said he was informed that the GCSB had been found to have acted unlawfully on the ... More >>

Questions Of Trust & Ownership: John Banks | Water Rights

Monday, 17 September 2012, 6:50 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today's post-cabinet press conference was dominated by questions over the government's attitude towards water rights and the PM's own attitude towards the John Banks controversy. The Prime Minister began by speaking of his successful six day trip to Russia to ... More >>

Full Steam Ahead: "Shares Plus" and Afghanistan Exit

Monday, 3 September 2012, 6:42 pm | Mark P. Williams

By Mark P. Williams Click for big version. Today the Prime Minister laid out the government's response to the Waitangi Tribunal recommendations regarding the sale of shares in Mighty River Power. He said that the government will be offering shares ... More >>

Rally for Marriage Equality in Wellington

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 4:31 pm | Mark P. Williams

Today Wellington saw over a thousand people march to Parliament in support of Labour MP Louisa Wall's Marriage Amendment Bill. Supporters gathered in a sunny Civic Square before marching along Lambton Quay to Parliament where they heard speeches from MPs, ... More >>

   

 

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