Labour MPs voted against a Health Select Committee inquiry into the Government's drug-buying agency.
Tensions are escalating between China and Australia.
National is opposing the motion saying it's virtue signalling.
"To sit for four hours in a select committee room and have your colleagues wonder why you keep leaving every quarter of an hour."
Professor Anne Marie Brady says friends of Australia need to form "a united front" against China.
It comes off the back of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's declaration of a climate change emergency.
The Prime Minister says now is the time to act on the matter.
The Government is committing to becoming a carbon-neutral Government by 2050.
It says Wellington is trying to divert attention away from our Aussie friends.
Current policies do not keep up with our ambition to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
"Don't underestimate the degree to which words sometimes help get the actions moving a bit faster."
There has been little change in the number living in material hardship and poverty - but it's not all bad news.
"Frankly, I was very surprised when I read it in the news."
Opposition leader Judith Collins questioned how more taxes will build more houses.
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Opposition leader Judith Collins says the Government is right to speak out against China.
The Prime Minister says she's been unable to win New Zealanders over to a CGT.
The image has Scott Morrison smouldering.
"Sometimes there's not enough lunch for my kids to go to school with [so] we have to ask the school for help."
The Government is trying to make it easier on businesses.
The Prime Minister is also expected to defend the Government's progress on welfare reform.
"Ardern was like 'we're in this together, team of 5 million!' and now she's blaming us for the housing crisis."
"I have to say there's some elements of their report that I disagree with."
The decision drew criticism from Opposition leaders, with David Seymour describing it as a "PR stunt".
Ardern has been nominated alongside Cardi B, Donald Trump, and Mark Zuckerberg.
"She stood out back then as a leader capable of connecting so well with young people."
"There arouse the Kiwis... There arouse a leader... A leader called Jacinda."
His dreams in Eritrea were cut short by the "brutal dictatorship" of President Isaias Afewerki, who has never held an election.
The parliamentary stage has been set and the tone of the term established.
The Opposition leader says she struggled to keep a straight face as she listened to the Speech from the Throne.