GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Firstly, happy 32nd wedding anniversary today. Can she confirm that the Crown is liable for 42 to 48 percent of the cost of decommissioning offshore oil and gas rigs through tax and royalty rebates and, if so, what is the estimated cost to the Crown arising from rigs that will potentially be decommissioned?
Kia ora, Mr Chair, ki a koutou, kia ora. I would like to rise to speak to Part 6 of this bill, and in particularly the Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs) in the name of Andrew Little and Kennedy Graham. Essentially, what we are discussing today is the size and the constitution of the intelligence and security statutory committee.
I think I just made it. Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I rise to support the Electoral Amendment Bill and the Broadcasting (Election Programmes and Election Advertising) Amendment Bill. The Green Party supports this pretty pragmatic but, albeit, very small change to our electoral arrangements in New Zealand. We have all seen the decline of the opening and closing broadcasts and the need for greater flexibility for the political parties to get their message out to the voters, wherever they are.
I move that the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill be now read a first time, I nominate the Education and Science Committee to consider the bill.
A home of your own used to be the Kiwi dream. For too many, particularly Generation rent it’s just that, a dream.
Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei
o Papatūānuku e takoto nei
o te Taiao e awhi nei
ki runga i a tātou.
Tīhei mauri ora!
(May the peace of the sky above, of the earth below, and of the all-embracing universe rest upon us all. Behold, the essence of life!)
He mihi nui ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei takiwā, Taranaki Whānui, tēnā koutou katoa mō tō manaakitanga.
(Greetings to the mana whenua o this area, Taranaki Whānui, thank you so much for your hospitality)
Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Kia ora. I too would like to echo and share the love. This has been phenomenal bill to work on. It has been a great people group of people to work on it with and along with the unanimous support of the House I would like to also like to commend it.
Tēnā koe, Mr Speaker. The Greens are supporting the Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill.
BARRY COATES (Green): Tēnā koutou e ngā mema Pāremata. I rise to speak about the tax bill.
Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER: A 5-minute call.
Congratulations Bill English for delivering your first Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.
Very few get the honour and now out of Key’s shadow, the country is asking what you stand for.
You’re the Prime Minister but no one outside of the National Party Caucus room elected you as leader.