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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

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

RAWIRI WAITITI to the Minister of Police: Does she agree that the New Zealand Police are racially profiling Māori, given that police are photographing Māori youth and using tactical pain against Māori more than any other ethnicity?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: When will the coronavirus vaccine be available to everyone in New Zealand, and does she have confidence in the infrastructure required for the roll-out?

Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What progress has the Government made in securing a strong vaccine portfolio for all New Zealanders?

Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Tourism: Does he view a trans-Tasman bubble as a priority for the tourism sector, and by what date does he expect a trans-Tasman bubble to be in place?

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What action is the Government taking to help inspire students in schools and kura to get creative and be involved in the arts?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): Why has the State house waiting list increased from 5,844 in September 2017 to 22,521 in December 2020, and by what date will it reduce back to 2017 levels?

MARK CAMERON to the Minister for Land Information: Does he stand by his statement on the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill that “My primary focus has been to ensure the bill recognises that Crown pastoral lands supports a prosperous high country pastoral farming industry and I’m confident that this new regime proposed by the Minister will ensure that sustainable pastoral farming on Crown land will continue to thrive”?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health): What recent announcement has he made about the sequencing of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for Māori?

ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: On what date did he first become aware of the anomaly between migrant nurses who arrived in New Zealand before our borders closed being unable to bring their families to New Zealand and nurses who arrived after our borders closed being able to do so, and what steps, if any, has he taken to address this disparity?

TANGI UTIKERE to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: What is the Government doing to support opportunities in Pacific housing?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs: What work is he doing with our Pacific neighbours through the South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme to protect the ocean?

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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