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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

CHRIS BAILLIE to the Minister of Education: Has he received any reports on future options for Māori-medium and kaupapa Māori education in the past six months?

TERISA NGOBI to the Minister for Children: What recent announcements has the Government made about stopping children re-offending?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?

DAN ROSEWARNE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What has the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme achieved?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Justice: What does the Ministry of Justice advice dated 11 April 2022 on entrenching sections of the Water Services Entities Bill that she received on 28 November 2022 say, and did she seek any advice on entrenchment in that bill earlier?

Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has Pharmac advised him of in relation to funding more medicines for New Zealanders?

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by the Minister of Finance’s statement about half-price public transport, “this is a very expensive policy. And what it does is, it robs the fund that funds our roads”; if so, why?

GLEN BENNETT to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: What recent announcement has the Government made about supporting the New Zealand media sector?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: Does he stand by all the Government’s views and actions regarding Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media?

TĀMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Youth: What reports has she seen on young people’s re-engagement through the Ākonga fund?

SIMON WATTS to the Minister of Local Government: Does she stand by her statement on entrenching provisions of the Water Services Entities Bill, “There is a moral obligation of people who believe that privatisation should not occur to support that particular SOP”; if so, how does she reconcile that with a Cabinet decision made on 30 May that “the Bill should not entrench the privatisation provisions in the Bill”?

MARK CAMERON to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by the Acting Minister for Agriculture’s statement made on 16 November 2022 that “specific mitigation technologies commercially available now include low-methane sheep genetics, the effluent pond treatment technology EcoPond, and urease inhibitor”; if so, how many commercial farms in New Zealand are currently utilising each of these technologies?

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.