Statement of thanks for condolence messages

Source: New Zealand Parliament

Media Release
For release: 18 March 2019

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard would like to express his sincere gratitude for the condolence messages received from Parliaments across the world in the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday March 15 2019.

“I have received countless messages both publicly and privately over the past few days and I would like to thank our fellow Parliaments and Speakers for their offers of support and kind words to the New Zealand Parliament and to the people of New Zealand.”

“I would also like to acknowledge those Parliaments that flew flags at half-mast in recognition of this tragedy.”

ENDS

For further enquiries please contact:
Jessie Manning, Office of the Speaker, +64 21 872 397

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 14 March 2019000080

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: Has he carried out appropriate oversight in all of his responsibilities as Minister of Finance?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: On what date was Sir Michael Cullen first appointed as chair of the Tax Working Group, and when will his contract end?

TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Finance: What effect, if any, would Brexit have on the New Zealand economy?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Has the KiwiBuild underwrite of Mike Greer Homes passed the additionality test, and who undertakes and approves this test?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with New Zealand Transport Agency chairman Michael Stiassny, who told the Transport and Infrastructure Committee that “There is no doubt that the way the GPS has been written is more about safety, and the time spent between A to B is no longer a priority for us. The outcome of that will be, I think we could all agree, that it will take longer to get from A to B in a lot of places, and there will be more congestion”?

Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Revenue: What recent steps, if any, has he taken to help combat international tax evasion?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: Has he undertaken any formal consultation with any small businesses on a capital gains tax since last Thursday; if not, why not?

JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she expect the increases in long-term wholesale electricity prices to be reflected in household power bills; if so, when?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent legislative measures has the Government taken to ensure continued access to key global financial markets?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by all of his statements and actions?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media: Does he stand by all the actions of his advisers, advisory groups, and officials?

GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Is he committed to energy efficiency in KiwiBuild and State homes?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 13 March 2019000080

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What reports has he seen on the Housing First programme?

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s comment in relation to any changes to tax legislation, “we want to make sure that there’s simplicity in our system and, of course, we want to make sure that we don’t see some of those perverse incentives that might lead to an accountants’ boom”; and in his view, would a capital gains tax increase the compliance costs and complexity of our tax system?

RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry: What recent announcements has he made regarding Pike River re-entry?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: On what basis have KiwiBuild homes underwritten in Marshland in Christchurch met one of the four additionality thresholds applied to determine if a KiwiBuild underwrite should proceed?

JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Local Government: Is she satisfied that an overseas person that is not a New Zealand citizen or resident cannot lawfully make a donation of an unlimited amount to a candidate standing for local government election, and is she satisfied that the Local Electoral Act 2001 provides sufficient safeguards to ensure local government election candidates and local authorities are free from foreign influence by way of electoral donations?

DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Defence: What announcements has he made regarding Defence deployments to the South Pacific?

Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Veterans: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

LAWRENCE YULE to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Whānau Ora: Is he doing anything to promote Whānau Ora and a whānau-centred approach across Government now that the Whānau Ora Review has been completed; if so, what?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements and actions around vaccination and the meningitis vaccination programme in Northland?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 12 March 2019000079

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KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in Hon Shane Jones, given that Stuff reported that he was “named as the proposed chairman of Manea Kupe Ltd” in documents provided to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and an email dated 16 February 2018 states Mr Jones attended a meeting at which the Manea Footsteps of Kupe project was discussed and in which his comments had reportedly made the Finance Minister comfortable after the Finance Minister had raised his concern about the project?

JO LUXTON to the Minister of Health: What steps are being taken to manage the measles outbreak in Canterbury?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Has he had any discussions with Government support parties about including the family home in the scope of any future capital gains tax?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How many times, under the KiwiBuild programme, has he approved a Crown underwrite to build houses that were already being built, and what is the total price of these underwrites?

PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: What progress has been made, if any, on growing exports?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: What steps has he taken to ensure sufficient doses of the measles vaccinations are available?

GARETH HUGHES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by all of his statements?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Daily progress for Thursday, 7 March 2019

Source: New Zealand Parliament

Order Paper for Thursday, 7 March 2019

2.00 pm

Business statement

Hon Chris Hipkins, Leader of the House, made a statement about the business of the House for the next sitting week, which starts on Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

Introduction of bills

The following bills were introduced:

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 7 March 2019000078

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Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have responsibility for the Government’s consideration and response to the Tax Working Group report?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How is he ensuring there is actual demand for the place and type of houses he is contracting for KiwiBuild?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the international view of the New Zealand economy?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: How many DHB-funded elective surgical procedures have been performed in the six months to 31 December 2018, and how does that compare with the corresponding period ended 31 December 2017?

MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What feedback has he received during his visits to institutes of technology and polytechnics as part of consultation on the reform of vocational education?

JENNY MARCROFT to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made regarding gifted children in New Zealand?

JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she expect present high wholesale electricity prices to be reflected in household power bills; if so, when?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: Has he sought specific advice on the impact of a capital gains tax on New Zealand’s 500,000 small businesses; if so, what did that advice say?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Justice: What recent reports has he seen regarding victims’ views of the criminal justice system?

Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Statistics: Which demographics and areas of New Zealand were most under-reported in Census 2018, and what impact does he expect that will have on those areas and demographics?

SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his policies and actions around the review of vocational education and his work in the portfolio?

RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for Māori Development: Is the Ahuwhenua Trophy important for Māori agribusiness; if so, how?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 5 March 2019000077

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Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the Government’s Tax Working Group report: “I’m sure there are things in there that we will be able to accept and adopt”?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Will the healthy homes standards reduce hospitalisations for housing-related illnesses; if so, how?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he think that increasing the tax burden on productive businesses would help or hinder New Zealand’s economic development?

Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by all his statements?

GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Agriculture: Does the Minister have any plans to review the use of farrowing crates?

Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Does he have confidence in the current consultation process around the Tomorrow’s Schools Review?

JO LUXTON to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What recent reports has she seen about the growth of R & D spending across New Zealand?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his policies and actions around the review of vocational education and his work in the portfolio?

Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What measures is the Government considering to protect consumers from ticket scalpers?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 6 March 2019000077

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MARK PATTERSON to the Minister of Forestry: What recent reports has he seen regarding the One Billion Trees programme?

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the economy?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he believe New Zealand’s international competitiveness is an important consideration in setting tax policy?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What is the total estimated market value of the 10,355 houses the Government has contracted and committed to build under the KiwiBuild programme, and how many parliamentary terms do these contracts fall due over?

JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made to create space and improve classrooms in secondary schools?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied the extra costs incurred by DHBs are having a positive effect on the volume of health services provided; if so, what measures is he using to gauge the effect?

Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by all his statements?

PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for Social Development: What evidence has she received that demonstrates a positive impact of the service delivery changes in Work and Income offices?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his policies and actions around the review of vocational education and his work in the portfolio?

Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Statistics: What recent reports has he seen on Census 2018?

Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: What recent announcement, if any, has he made about mental health facilities in Canterbury?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 21 February 2019000077

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KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government’s initial response to the independent Tax Working Group report released today?

Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Will he commit to ensuring that any changes the Government makes in response to the Tax Working Group’s report are revenue neutral to the Government?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister for Disability Issues: What recent announcements has she made to improve employment conditions for disabled people?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he think that increasing the tax burden on productive businesses would help or hinder investment into regional economic development?

CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Has he seen any reports on international incidents of slavery and human trafficking?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: Does he think small businesses in New Zealand are facing higher costs because of this Government’s policies and actions?

JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: What recent announcements has he made in relation to the Provincial Growth Fund?

JO HAYES to the Minister for Whānau Ora: Does this Government believe in the Whānau Ora model?

RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for Māori Development: What recent announcements have been made about ensuring te reo Māori is a living language in Aotearoa?

JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What particular error or errors if any, does she believe NZIER has made in its calculations of the impact of her Government’s oil and gas exploration ban outside onshore Taranaki, and what official advice, if any, has she received since the NZIER report’s publication on what the actual economic impact will be?

SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What percentage of homes added by Housing New Zealand in the 2017/18 period were purchased or leased?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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Parliament Oral Questions – Oral Questions – 20 February 2019000076

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Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What standards, if any, are there for motels that are providing Government-funded temporary and emergency accommodation for people who need it?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Are bids for Budget 2019 assessed using the Treasury’s updated cost benefit analysis model?

Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: Why did the Government establish the Tax Working Group?

Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he stand by all his statements on the New Zealand – China relationship?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by his statements and actions in relation to the Provincial Growth Fund?

JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: Does the coalition Government intend to ensure better and more consistent quality in home-based early childhood education; if so, how?

SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How many social houses has this Government built that weren’t already consented or under construction under the previous Government?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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