Most recent appearances in parliament
If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.
- Māori Purposes Bill - Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "Tēnā koe, Mr Deputy Speaker. Tērā tētahi kōrero kua rongo ahau i runga i ngā marae o te nōta, e māmā noa iho ngā kōrero o te kaikōrero mutunga, arā, te tautoko noa iho i ngā kōrero kua puta i mua ake i a ia. Nā reira, ko wai ahau hei whakahē ..."
- Employment Relations (Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill - In Committee (7 Sep 2011)
Speech expand: "I agree entirely with my colleague Darien Fenton that I would not have been too fussed about the word “Workers’ ” being left in the title of this bill. To me the word “workers” returns a bit of the personal touch to this bill. We have to remember ..."
- Freedom Camping Bill - Third Reading (17 Aug 2011)
Speech expand: "Part of New Zealand’s heritage is at stake here. New Zealanders have always been able to go and participate in the outdoor environment and camp, as we have heard, get up in the morning, and go off and do some form of activity. That is now in jeopardy, ..."
- Freedom Camping Bill - In Committee (16 Aug 2011)
Speech expand: "The Committee should be honoured to be listening to a descendant of the original freedom camper in New Zealand, some 30-odd generations ago. My tupuna Kupe turned up and he was the first person, according to legend, to set foot in Aotearoa. He was the ..."
- Early Childhood Education—Playcentre Funding (16 Aug 2011)
Question: "Will the Prime Minister rule out funding cuts of up to 78 percent for kōhanga reo as proposed by the Government-appointed Taskforce on Early Childhood Education, as he did for Playcentre recently; if not, why not?"