9 Jun 2016

Today In Parliament for 9 June 2016 - evening edition

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

Questions for Finance Minister, Bill English, are answered by his Cabinet colleagues including Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee, who bats away one question by saying it would be better addressed to the Minister of Defence. Economic Development Minister, Steven Joyce, also answering on his finance minister's behalf, denies that there is a housing crisis in Auckland, preferring to describe it as a "challenge". Christchurch Central MP, Nicky Wagner, answers questions about cuts in arts funding for Arts Culture and Heritage Minister, Maggie Barry, who is away in Christchurch attending an arts funding forum. Speaker alerts MPs of an outage in their secure email and dairy system on the mobile phones and tablets. -- ParliamentToday.co.nz