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Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Economic ProgrammeChallenges 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Finance : What has been the Governments main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament? Read more »

Indonesian politics: Democracy and dreams don’t always mix

Joko Widodo, soaking up the glory of becoming Indonesia’s seventh President. Image: SBS

Joko Widodo, soaking up the glory of becoming Indonesia’s seventh President. Image: The Straits Times

Pacific Scoop:
Analysis – By Belinda Cranston

As Joko Widodo soaks up the glory of becoming Indonesia’s seventh President, spare a thought for those who aspire to similar lofty heights, only to come crashing to the ground.

Born and raised in a riverside squat in the city of Surakarta, also known as Solo, in Central Java province, Jokowi was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election last week, with a convincing 53 percent of the national vote.

Meanwhile his challenger, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, a successful businessman who comes from a prominent and wealthy Javanese political family, was reduced to suggesting the outcome was rigged. Read more »

PQ 9. Greenhouse Gas Emissions—Evidence of Reductions

Press Release – Hansard

9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green) to the Minister for Climate Change Issues : Can he point to anything to show New Zealands net greenhouse gas emissions are reducing, in light of a call from Pacific Island leaders for a clear demonstration of this? Read more »

GC Star Supports Beyer

Press Release – Mana Movement

Star of reality TV series The GC, Alby Waititi, has thrown his support behind Manas Te Tai Tonga candidate Georgina Beyer. Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

Urgency Hours Fall

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

The number of hours spent in Urgency in this Parliament was greatly reduced due to the use of extended hours provisions, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said today. Read more »

NZ Parliament backs media freedom in West Papua

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua Action Auckland applauds the decision of the New Zealand Parliament to give its backing to genuine media freedom for local and international journalists in West Papua. Read more »

Samoa opens a new Trade Exhibition centre in Auckland

Press Release – Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters

Samoa is taking a bigger stride into the New Zealand market with the opening of the new SAME Buy Samoa Made Trade Exhibition centre being opened in Auckland next week. Read more »

Denelle to launch single with concert at Botany Town Centre

Press Release – Botany Town Centre

Denelle will be celebrating his new single launch with a full band performance at the Botany Town Centre, in Market Square on Saturday August 9th Read more »

NZ support for the Pacific’s ‘Blue Economy’

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Oceans theme of the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum and announced new support for efforts to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Read more »

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