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Parliament: Oral Questions – 11 September 2019

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Governments statements, policies, and actions? Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Sept 10

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB (LabourChristchurch Central) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Haworth: ‘If found at fault I will consider my position’

Article – RNZ

Labour Party members urge PM to act over sexual assault allegations in open letter Jane Patterson , Political Editor Read more »

Celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul

Press Release – St Vincent de Paul Wellington

The St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington Area will be hosting a festival Mass at St Josephs Catholic Church in Mount Victoria on Thursday 26 September, 7pm, to celebrate the Feast Day of the Societys patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. Read more »

Pressure over Labour’s handling of sexual assault allegation

Article – RNZ

The Labour Party president’s position is looking increasingly shaky with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declining to express confidence in him and his handling of complaints about sexual assault by a staffer. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 10 September 2019

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Labour must stand down staffer accused of assault

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern must finally do the right thing and stand down the staff member in her office who is accused of serious sexual assault while the matter is reviewed, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Solo mums on benefits having to decide between food and fuel

Article – RNZ

Solo mums on the benefit are still struggling to make ends meet, with some going hungry to feed their kids. What happened to the Coalition government’s promise to overhaul the welfare system and lift families out of poverty? RNZ’s social issues … Read more »

Time for the Government to start actually delivering

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The past week of political announcements showed the Labour-led Government is still out of ideas and isnt up to the job it was elected to do, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett says. Read more »

CPAG mourns passing of Kathryn

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

It is with great sadness that Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has learned that Kathryn, whose tragic story CPAG documented in 2016, has passed away at the age of 58. CPAG expresses deepest sympathy to the family who have lost a caring and loving … Read more »

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