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List member, ACT New Zealand Current parliamentary roles Deputy Leader and Whip Member, Business Committee Member, Social Services Committee Spokesperson, National Security Spokesperson, Health Spokesperson, Social Services Spokesperson, Family
I wrote my first Heather Roy’s Dairy on 9 August 2002 and have sent one out most Fridays since then.
Mr Speaker, My introduction to politics came at the tender age of 20 in 1984.
ACT New Zealand Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today condemned Finance Minister Bill English for continuing his Government’s refusal to even consider raising the retirement age beyond 65 and ignoring, even ridiculing, the advice of several experts who are recommending raising the age.
Reports today on wage negotiations between McDonald’s and the Unite Union show yet again that legislating to increase the minimum wage leads to fewer jobs being created, ACT New Zealand Employment Spokesman Hon Heather Roy said today.
ACT New Zealand Tertiary Education Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today welcomed the comments made by Andrew Little, in his final speech as National Secretary to the Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union, that voluntary unionism strengthened the union movement.
News that the Government’s alcohol reforms may not pass before the election should be celebrated rather than lamented, says ACT New Zealand Youth Affairs Spokesman Hon Heather Roy.
ACT New Zealand MP Hon Heather Roy today criticised Education Minister Hon Anne Tolley for her failure to answer what spending half a billion dollars on early childhood education would actually achieve when asked in the House today.
ACT New Zealand Tertiary Education Spokesman Hon Heather Roy today condemned the Labour Party's filibustering of her Education (Freedom Of Association) Amendment Bill, saying it denies backbench MPs the right to have their issues debated and is costing taxpayers over $453,000 – the same cost as a Hone Harawira Te Tai Tokerau by-election – every hour that Parliament sits.
WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy Speech to Early Childhood Council Conference; Wellington Convention Centre; Friday, May 27 2011.
Labour’s proposal to set up a Children’s Ministry and disband the Families Commission is little more than election-year window dressing and will do nothing to curb New Zealand’s appalling rates of child abuse and neglect, ACT New Zealand Welfare Spokesman Hon Heather Roy said today.
National should follow Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett’s lead and announce its support for a youth minimum wage after Ms Bennett said during question time in the House today that she would prefer a young person to earn $10 an hour than be on the dole, ACT MPs Sir Roger Douglas and Hon Heather Roy said today.
CHRISTCHURCH — Natural disasters remind us of the fragility of life.
WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the launch of ‘The ORB’ (Online Reporting Button); New Zealand Police National HQ, Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington; Thursday, August 5 2010.
WELLINGTON CITY — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy will tomorrow host the National Territorial Force Employer Support Council (TFESC) 'Employer of the Year' Awards, to recognise and honour those public and private sector organisations that encourage and support their employees in their voluntary service to New Zealand.
New requirements for water efficiency labels will help consumers make informed choices about water consumption and relative water efficiency when purchasing washing machines, dishwashers, taps, toilets and showers, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.
WELLINGTON CITY — Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy will next week visit Evans Bay Intermediate School in Wellington, where she will launch the discussion document for the Government's Review of Special Education.
Young people will have more chances to challenge and test themselves this year through an expanded Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.
With Christmas fast approaching New Zealanders should be aware of their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) before making purchasing decisions or buying an extended warranty, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.
WELLINGTON — ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today congratulated Transport Minister Steven Joyce for doing what his predecessors would not: listening to the public and taking action on the long-awaited and controversial Transmission Gully.
WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the Inaugural NZDF Reservist of The Year Awards Dinner; Defence House, Aitken St, Wellington; Saturday December 12 2009.
AUCKLAND — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy today congratulated Lance Corporal Deborah Kendon on being named the first ever New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year.
NORTH SHORE CITY — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy today congratulated Lance Corporal Deborah Kendon on being named the first ever New Zealand Defence Force Reservist of the Year.
WELLINGTON — Associate Minister of Defence Heather Roy will this weekend announce the inaugural New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Reservist of the Year at a special award ceremony in Wellington.
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has become the first body to apply to set up a financial sector consumer disputes resolution scheme under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said yesterday.
Hon Heather Roy address to the Advertising Standards Authority; Turnbull House, Bowen Street, Wellington; Tuesday, December 8 2009.
Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has become the first body to apply to set up a financial sector consumer disputes resolution scheme under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy said today.
WELLINGTON CITY — Hon Heather Roy speech to the Combined Ministry of Consumer Affairs Stakeholders meeting; Ministry of Economic Development, Bowen St, Wellington; Monday, November 30 2009.
Minister of Consumer Affairs Heather Roy today released the National Consumer Survey 2009 - a survey of consumer awareness, experience and perceptions, and consumer legislation conducted from June-August and involving 1,000 face-to-face interviews with New Zealanders aged 18 and over.
Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy today announced that the Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes (ORRS), which provide support to students with high special education needs, will be extended to include another 400 students around the country who have missed out by frustratingly narrow margins in the past.
Food prices came under scrutiny this week after a New South Wales Associate Professor, having analysed figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), said that grocery prices in Australia and New Zealand had risen 41 percent and 42.5 percent respectively since the start of 2000.
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