Questions tagged [new-zealand]

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Is this a Maori interlocution at the beginning of Chlöe Swarbrick's speech? What is its significance?

At the beginning of a speech that became notorious for an entirely different reason, MP Chlöe Swarbrick appears to say something unintelligible in English, which I presume could be a Maori ...
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Have there been cases in New Zealand in which the consequences for unparliamentary speech have been more than a (forced) apology?

In an exchange in New Zealand's Parliament from 2017, the following record has been kept: Hon STEVEN JOYCE: Grumpy old prick. Grant Robertson: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I know ...
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Is it known what the intervening MP was saying when Swarbrick retorted “OK, boomer”?

In relation to another question of mine, New Zealand Green Party MP said that "Today I have learnt that responding succinctly and in perfect jest to somebody heckling you about your age as you ...
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Has New Zealand announced any investigation or punishment/censure for MP Swarbick for her saying “OK, boomer”?

Have any authorities in New Zealand, e.g. some Parliamentary discipline/ethics committee or even the justice authorities launched any investigation or punishment attempt against MP Chlöe Swarbrick who ...
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Does New Zealand's parliament have rules for expelling members?

It's been reported that a New Zealand parliament member used the phrase "OK, boomer" in the direction of another parliament member on November 6th, 2019. Some people described this as an "ageist slur"....
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Can people use the Maori language instead of English for New Zealand citizenship?

New Zealand’s government say Māori (Te Reo) is another official language beside English. Can people use Māori instead of English for the citizenship language test? From the Wikipedia article on Māori:...
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How did Roger Douglas convince the labour party to carry a liberal economic reform?

Roger Douglas the Minister of Finance of New Zealand from 1984-1988 made a huge liberal economic reform in his era (reducing the size of the state) it was so famous it was called "Rogernomics", but he ...
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How much of an influence did Port Arthur have on New Zealand?

New Zealand has announced it will change its gun laws in the wake of the massacre against attendees of two mosques. As an Australian, I’m surprised that New Zealand didn’t change its laws after the ...
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Why don't neutral countries like New Zealand purchase any strategic equipment from Russia?

For instance, the New Zealand Air Force has all Western planes. New Zealand launches space rockets with the help of USA. Why don't neutral countries like New Zealand purchase any strategic ...
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Why do parties wait to release their election year policies?

It's election year here in New Zealand, and we're about 2 months out from voting day. The election year build up as been in the media for a few months now, but parties appear to be holding on to ...
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Why did New Zealand adopt Māori electorates?

Why did New Zealand adopt Māori electorates? The account of the debate on the encyclopaedia is lacking. What caused New Zealand to adopt Māori electorates, where other settler societies did not ...