9 Aug 2016

Today In Parliament for 9 August 2016 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 9 August 2016

Birthday wishes for the prime minister from Mitiria Turei when MPs gather in their debating chamber for their first Question Time in just over a month. Questions dominated by housing issues of prices and supply. Winston Peters gets into a grammatical tangle over whether there are less or fewer houses being built. Prime Minister John Key claims there is a construction boom and dismisses Andrew Little's allegations of a Chinese ban on New Zealand kiwifruit in retaliation for complaints about faulty steel imports. Maggie Barry talks up the advantages of a pest-free New Zealand by 2050.