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New Zealand Parliament - live streaming audio from Parliament (during sitting times) and listen-again audio from Question Time.

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New Zealand Parliament - live streaming audio from Parliament (during sitting times) and listen-again audio from Question Time.

Go to the footer of this page to find the link and frequencies to listen live. When Parliament is not sitting, this frequency carries the Southern Star programme from the Radio Rhema Broadcast Group. To discover when Parliament is and is not sitting, visit the Parliamentary website (www.parliament.nz/en/watch-parliament/).

    Question Time for 26 August 2020

    Question Time for 26 August 2020

    Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that the reason the Government will not extend the wage subsidy to cover the additional four days of lockdown is because “it would require an entirely different process and regime”?

    GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government supporting New Zealand businesses and workers through the global COVID-19 pandemic?

    Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How many people in managed isolation have not had day-three tests since the week of 8 June?

    Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she agree with Professor Nick Wilson from Otago University, who said, “We must have had some failure at the border, it’s unlikely there could have been silent transmission for that long”; if not, why not?

    Hon JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government taking steps to ensure the economic recovery from COVID-19 contributes to New Zealand’s zero carbon 2050 target?

    Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: When he said he hadn’t read the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Testing Strategy for staff at the border, why had he not read it?

    GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Revenue: What advice has he seen about the take-up of the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme?

    Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: Where precisely on the Southern Interceptor is ESR testing for COVID-19 in Auckland’s waste water, and when was the first positive result?

    Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Is he confident the Government is doing all it can to reduce the economic damage caused by the current lockdown restrictions?

    KIERAN McANULTY to the Associate Minister of Health: How is the Government supporting Pacific communities at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19?

    PAUL EAGLE to the Minister for Social Development: What support has the Government made available to assist communities in response to COVID-19?

    • 53 min
    Question Time for 19 August 2020

    Question Time for 19 August 2020

    Question Time for 19 August 2020.

    • 54 min
    Question Time for 18 August 2020

    Question Time for 18 August 2020

    Hon JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government supporting working people who need to take leave due to COVID-19; if so, how?

    Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: What advice, if any, has she received on the most likely way COVID-19 entered Auckland, causing the lockdown which began on 12 August, and what weaknesses, if any, have officials identified in border procedures which may have left New Zealand vulnerable to fresh outbreaks of COVID-19?

    GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: What recent actions has he taken to support the New Zealand economy under the current COVID-19 restrictions?

    Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Housing: Does she think the public should be concerned that post the 23 June announcement by the Minister of Health that “a testing strategy to keep New Zealand safe” with priority testing for MIQ staff and international and maritime crews was not comprehensively put in place, despite the Prime Minister stating last week that testing was happening all the way through?

    Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What is the total estimated cost, to both the economy and to the Government, of the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community?

    KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Education: What steps is the Government taking to support students whose learning has been disrupted by the shift to COVID-19 alert level 3 in Auckland?

    Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement regarding testing of border staff that “it has not been happening at the rates (a) we have asked for and (b) we were told”?

    CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Health: What, if anything, does the Government’s resurgence plan for COVID-19 say about testing those involved in maritime transport, and is he satisfied with the implementation of the plan?

    Hon RON MARK to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What recent announcements has she made regarding lottery funding and local communities in light of COVID-19?

    Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Agriculture: Why did the Director-General of MPI tell Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association on Wednesday last week that the same definition of essential services used during the last lockdown would apply again in this lockdown, and are farmers also required to get a Ministry of Health exemption to cross the level 3 boundary for work purposes?

    GINNY ANDERSEN to the Attorney-General: How has the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 supported the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

    • 1 hr
    Question Time for 6 August 2020

    Question Time for 6 August 2020

    Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Housing: Is she satisfied with all aspects of quarantine and managed isolation management, and what, if anything, has she learnt from the Australian experience of a second wave of COVID-19 infections?

    KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic?

    JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister for Veterans: What recent announcements has he made regarding support for veterans?

    Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What was the extent of fiscal and economic stimulus during the June quarter, and what is Treasury’s best estimate of the stimulus since then?

    MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to make it easier and more attractive for employers to train people?

    CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: Does he think that there have been failures in the transport portfolio in this term of Parliament; if so, what are they?

    Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Tourism: Does he stand by his decision not to provide support to outbound tourism operators as a part of his $311 million tourism relief package?

    RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for Māori Development: What has the Government achieved for Māori?

    Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does he agree with the comments relating to the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill’s explanatory note in the New Zealand Medical Journal of 31 July “These are inflated and unrealistic political promises for policy impacts that are unlikely to be achieved as stated”?

    SIMON O'CONNOR to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): Can he confirm that the social housing wait-list is nearly at 18,000 people in the last reported quarter; if so, has the wait-list been rising every quarter since his Government took office?

    GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Police: What reports has he seen about the impact on police diversity of the growth in recruitment over the past three years?

    BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Women: What has she done to support women in employment?

    • 59 min
    Question Time for 5 August 2020

    Question Time for 5 August 2020

    Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic?

    Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement regarding the Provincial Growth Fund that “this programme, in one way or another, plays a fundamental role in every element of our economic strategy”?

    Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: How many of the 452,425 people receiving the wage subsidy extension does he expect will become unemployed when the wage subsidy expires, and what is the Government’s plan if the majority of those New Zealanders lose their jobs?

    JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: What measures has the Government put in place to support employers and workers to focus on skill development during the economic challenges due to COVID-19?

    Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he agree with all of the findings of the Controller and Auditor-General’s report, Managing the Provincial Growth Fund; if not, what findings does he disagree with?

    Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Tourism: Does he stand by all his statements made yesterday regarding the tourism recovery package and travel agents?

    ANAHILA KANONGATA'A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Social Development: What work-focused initiatives has the Government implemented to improve the support offered through the welfare system?

    CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: What components, if any, of the Recommended Programme of Investment for Let’s Get Wellington Moving were not included in the final Indicative Package announced by him on 16 May 2019, and why were those components not included?

    Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How is New Zealand prepared for a second coronavirus wave, and how are recent community surveillance testing numbers a part of that preparation?

    MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Climate Change: What announcements has he made recently highlighting the risks Aotearoa New Zealand faces as a consequence of climate change?

    Hon NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Defence: Does he support the NZDF’s initiatives to support smoking cessation?

    BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Police: Is he confident that the Government’s policies are keeping New Zealanders safe?

    • 49 min
    Question Time for 4 August 2020

    Question Time for 4 August 2020

    Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and commitments?

    Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic?

    Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Housing: Is she confident in the systems at the border and in quarantine and managed isolation?

    Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: How many of the 452,425 people receiving the wage subsidy extension does he expect will become unemployed when the wage subsidy expires, and what is the Government’s plan if the majority of those New Zealanders lose their jobs?

    MARK PATTERSON to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Is the Provincial Growth Fund on track to meet the target of creating 10,000 jobs?

    PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made about supporting communities in the COVID-19 recovery?

    Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How does he explain recent outbound air travellers who tested positive when they arrived in Australia, and how does this relate to community surveillance testing numbers over the past three months?

    PAUL EAGLE to the Associate Minister of Housing: What recent announcements has he made about improving the quality of State housing?

    Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Tourism: Why was A J Hackett given a $5.1 million grant by the Government but outbound tourism operators such as travel agents were given no support in the recently announced $311 million COVID aid package?

    Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by his statement that the Provincial Growth Fund will “create sustainable jobs in the regions”, and how many new permanent roles have been created that did not exist prior to Provincial Growth Fund funding being allocated to those projects?

    WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Associate Minister of Health: How is the Government supporting Māori health and wellbeing?

    DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: What are some of her Government’s policy achievements?

    • 1 hr 3 min

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