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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What reports has she seen on how New Zealand’s electricity sector is responding to electricity outages caused by Cyclone Gabrielle?

Hon EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Forestry: What estimates, if any, has he seen of the costs of damage caused by forestry slash in Tairāwhiti from Cyclone Hale and Cyclone Gabrielle?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he think New Zealanders are being fairly taxed, and is he satisfied that the Government has delivered value for the $53 billion increase in annual spending since 2017?

DAN ROSEWARNE to the Minister of Defence: What contributions has the New Zealand Defence Force made to the response to Cyclone Gabrielle?

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister for Building and Construction: How many houses does she estimate will need repairs or rebuilding because of Cyclone Gabrielle and flooding in Auckland, and has she requested that the Critical Materials Taskforce review the building and construction sector’s capacity to meet demand in light of the recent weather events?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by all her statements and agree with those made by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand?

LEMAUGA LYDIA SOSENE to the Minister for the Environment: What actions is he taking in response to Cyclone Gabrielle?

RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Has she seen reports that Aotearoa’s most low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by climate events, such as flooding; if so, what steps is her Government taking to support those on the lowest incomes to recover from recent weather events?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Police: Does he agree with the Prime Minister, who said, “There’s been no substantiation to the allegations that people on checkpoints had had guns pulled on them. If anyone wants to report that that happened they should do so to the police”, and is he aware an incident was reported to police by the victims?

CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister of Education: What resources is the Government putting into schools so they can meet attendance and engagement targets?

CHRIS PENK to the Minister for Courts: Does he have confidence that the court system is delivering timely justice for all Kiwis; if so, why has the number of days to dispose of a serious criminal case in the District Court increased by 55 percent since 2017?

Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Minister of Health: What recent announcement has she made about the future of New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme?

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.