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National's adjournment speech

For some reason Prime Minister didn’t lead the adjournment speeches in the final day of the term in Parliament yesterday. Neither did his deputy Paula Bennett. 1,666 more words

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Peters throws rotten eggs, counts chickens

Winston Peters looked and sounded more like rumpled rooster than an elder statesman in his last speech in the current term in Parliament.

He threw rotten eggs at some MPs. 508 more words

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Valedictory statement - Annette King

Annette King has been a very accomplished and widely respected MP and Minister. She has probably done more than anyone to help Labour survive the last nine years. 4,937 more words

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Bad health in Parliament

The Minister of Health has a very demanding job, but that doesn’t excuse being an arrogant ass.

It’s a serious issue. for many. A lot of people have good cause to have serious concerns about the delivery (or often non-delivery) of health care. 1,032 more words

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Peters blusters through another QT

Winston Peters is determined to keep banging on about Bill English and texts, and the media keeps feeding his bitch, but so far it has been little more than bluster absent anything of substance. 953 more words

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Parliamentary report on medically assisted dying

In June 2015 a petition was presented to Parliament from then MP Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others requesting:

That the House of Representatives investigate fully public attitudes towards the…

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Ardern - General Debate #1

Here is Jacinda Ardern’s first speech as Labour leader in Parliament’s General Debate.

GENERAL DEBATE

JACINDA ARDERN (Leader of the Opposition): I move, That the House take note of miscellaneous business… 698 more words

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