Posts Tagged ‘Bill English’

David Seymour and Bill English debate euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Emotions were running high as vocal proponents for and against euthanasia debated the controversial issue at a public meeting in Wellington, with doctor culpability and protections for the vulnerable both front and centre. Continue reading Related Posts:Euthanasia: Doctor says let MPs or mayors end livesVoluntary euthanasia – public may get referendumSir Bill and Dr Mary Read more

Sir Bill and Dr Mary English make submissions on euthanasia Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Former New New Zealand prime minister the Right Honourable Sir Bill English and his wife Dr Mary English made a submission to a parliamentary committee considering the End of Life Choice Bill last Thursday. Mary English has worked as a general practitioner for 28 years. She has a practice in the inner Wellington suburb of Kelburn. They Read more

It was a great privilege to work with Bill English – Cardinal Dew Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Cardinal John Dew is one of a number of New Zealanders representing a broad spectrum of society who have praised former Prime Minister Bill English since he announced his retirement from politics earlier this year. He recently told an Australian Catholic journalist that it had been a great privilege to work with English. In an interview with Read more

Personal values matter this election Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The term ‘personality politics’ has been thrown around this election more than in others. I can see why people don’t want politics to be all about personality. Our age is dominated by a celebrity culture that’s often superficial. People rightly don’t want superficial selfishness to seep into our politics. We want politics to be a Read more

Vulnerable youth can change for the good says PM Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Vulnerable youth can change for good

The Prime Minister, Saturday, said changing vulnerable young people’s lives was more difficult than changing the economy. But, they can change. He made the comments when opening Marist Challenge House in Johnsonville, Wellington. “The challenge of changing things in government, in agencies and the economy is relatively easy when compared to the challenges some of Read more

Rex Tillerson visiting next week – will they discuss the turtle in the room? Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee in Wellington next Tuesday. Brownlee says he welcomes the visit. He said the United States and New Zealand  “share a deep interest in maintaining peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia Pacific region” The turtle in Read more

Church leaders discuss concerns with the Prime Minister Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Cardinal John Dew was one of a group of church leaders who met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment. Their views are influenced by the experience of their church congregations and church based social agencies in most New Zealand communities. Read more

School boy pops the question many would like to ask Mr English Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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“What exactly is your job?” That is the question The 11-year-old Sada Taual​ai asked the Prime Minister Bill English last Friday. “I’m the leader of the government and we do all sorts of things from locking up criminals to paying for the school,” he told Sada who ticked the question on his clipboard, nodded, then Read more

Historical abuse of children in state care: why an inquiry is needed Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Every time Anne Tolley and Bill English talk about the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, or oppose an inquiry into the historical abuse of children in state care, it sticks like a knife in my guts. I am Ngāti Porou through my mother, and I’m Weira — Welsh — through my father. After spending 14 Read more

Lines drawn on abortion law reform Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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The Abortion Supervisory Committee has recommended an update of New Zeleand’s  abortion laws. Prime Minister Bill English disagrees. On the other hand Labour leader, Andrew Little believes reform is necessary as does his newly elected deputy, Jacinda Ardern. On TVNZ’s Q & A programme on Sunday morning English told interviewer Corrin Dann that he is Read more