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Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording: Thursday 21 May

21 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes, 38 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- Dr Keith Blayney GP
- Electoral Commission: Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer; Kristina Temel
- City Impact Church: Peter Mortlock
- Satinder Singh Chouhan
- Auckland Hebrew Congregation: Rabbi Nathaniel Friedler, Auckland Hebrew Congregation
- Bishop Te Kitohi – Anglican Bishop

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 20 May

20 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes, 47 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- Hennessey’s Tavern: Reg Hennessey
- The Still Room Gastropub: Anthony Hall
- Over the Top Ltd: Louisa Patterson
- Volcanic Air Safari: Tim Barrow
- Totally Tourism: Mark Quickfall
- CEO Hobbiton: Russell Alexander
- The Treasury: Dr Caralee McLiesh, Secretary of the Treasury

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 19 May

19 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes, 8 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- Bagrie Economics: Cameron Bagrie
- New Zealand Initiative: Dr Bryce Wilkinson, Senior Fellow
- Iron Duke Partners: Phil O’Reilly
- Auckland Chamber of Commerce: Michael Barnett, Chief Executive

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 13 May

13 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes, 1 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- Bagrie Economics: Cameron Bagrie
- National Iwi Chairs Forum: Rahui Papa
- PwC New Zealand: Geof Nightingale, Partner
- Michael Reddell, Independent economist
- Tailrisk Economics: Ian Harrison, Principal
- Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 12 May

12 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 21 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- NZ Maori Tourism: Pania Tyson-Nathan, Chief Executive
- Haka Tourism Group: Eve Lawrence, General Manager
- Event Impressions: Jeff Alexander, Director
- Sounds Air: Andrew Crawford, Managing Director
- Pan Pacific Travel: Matt Brady, Managing Director
- Sudima Hotels: Les Morgan, Chief Operating Officer
- Tourism Industry Aotearoa: Chris Roberts, Chief Executive
- Kelvin Davis, Tourism Minister

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording: Friday 8 May

8 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence

Today's submitters are:

Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill

- Community Law Aotearoa: Sarah Croskery-Hewitt, Law Reform Coordinator; Megan Williams
- New Zealand Winegrowers: Philip Gregan, CEO, New Zealand Winegrowers; Marcus Pickens, General Manager, Wine Malborough

COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill

- BusinessNZ: Paul Mackay, Manager - Emplyment Relations Policy
- Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust: Natasha Strong, General Counsel; Jamie Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer; Te Aopere Dewes, Senior Associate at Chapman Tripp
- New Zealand Law Society: Chris Macklin, convenor of the NZLS Criminal Law Committee; Charlotte McLoughlin, convenor of the NZLS Commercial & Business Law Committee
- Chapman Tripp: Roger Wallis, Partner
- Commerce Commission: Anna Rawlings, Chair; Katie Rusbatch, Head of Competition
- Auckland District Law Society: Marie Dyhrberg QC, President
- New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers: Karen Thomas, Chief Executive; Raymond Horan, Chief Adviser; Jonathan Salter, Partner with Simpson Grierson
- Restructuring and Insolvency & Turnaround Association New Zealand: John Fisk; Michael Arthur
- Local Government Association of New Zealand (LGNZ): Mike Reid, Principal Policy Advisor; Jason Krupp, Deputy Chief Executive (Advocacy); Stuart Crosby, Vice President
- The Institute of Directors: Felicity Caird, General Manager, Governance Leadership Centre
- Hon Paul Heath QC
- Property Council New Zealand: Leonie Freeman, CEO

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 7 May

7 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 50 seconds) | Morning

Today's submitters are:

  • Netball NZ: Jennie Wylie
  • The Warriors: Cameron George
  • The Exercise Association of New Zealand: Richard Beddie
  • NZ Sport Fishing Council: Bob Gutsell
  • New Zealand Athletes Federation
  • NZ Rugby Players Association: Rob Nicholl; Steph Bond
  • Game Animal Council: Don Hammond

7 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes, 17 seconds) | Afternoon

Today's submitters are:

  • New Zealand Association of Migration and Investment (NZAMI)
  • Hort NZ
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Auckland District Law Society
  • New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers' Association
  • Business NZ
  • Migrant Workers Association

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 6 May

6 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 11 seconds)

Today's submitters:

  • Cancer Society: Dr Chris Jackson
  • Funeral Directors of New Zealand: David Moger
  • Hospice New Zealand: Mary Shumacher
  • Rebekah Burgess
  • Jennifer Rouse
  • Bjorn Reymer
  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 5 May

5 May Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds)

Today's submitters:

  • Early Childhood Council: Peter Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer
  • New Zealand Principals Federation
  • Auckland Grammar School: Tim O'Connor, Headmaster
  • Oropi School: Andrew King, Principal
  • Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation: Kay Nelson
  • Victoria University of Wellington: Prof Grant Guilford, Vice-Chancellor

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 30 April

30 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 2 minutes, 2 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Sir Peter Gluckman, independent witness
- Auckland City Mission: Chris Farrelly
- National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges: Dr Ang Jury
- The Wise Group: Jacqui Graham Joint chief executive
- Commissioner of Police: Andrew Coster

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 29 April

29 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes, 34 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- GenPro: Dr Tim Molloy, Interim Chair
- Association of Senior Medical Specialists: Sarah Dalton, Executive Director
- College of Midwives: Alison Eddy, Chief Executive
- Community Support Workers: Veronica Manion, Geneva Health
- Professor Des Gorman, Expert Witness

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 28 April

28 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 2 hours, 36 minutes, 57 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Auckland Chamber of Commerce: Michael Barnett
- Bay of Plenty Hospitality Association: Reg Hennessy
- NZ Beauty Association: Emma Fraser
- Ladstone Glenfield Ltd: Dallas Pendergast
- Jones and Co Services Ltd: Alley Kelleher
- Hanging Ditch: Andy Grey
- Louise Blair, Chiropractor
- Auckland Chamber of Commerce: Michael Barnett

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 23 April

23 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes, 32 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Dr Ayesha Verrall
- Rod Drury
- Ian Proudfoot
- Traci Houpapa
- Max Rashbrooke
- Oliver Hartwich

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 22 April

22 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 22 minutes, 14 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- NZ Medical Association
- NZ Aged Care Association
- Pharmacy Guild of NZ
- NZ Disability Support Network
- NZ Dental Association
- Professor David Skegg 

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 21 April

21 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 06 minutes, 23 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Hon Stuart Nash, Minister for Small Business
- Hon Willie Jackson, Minister of Employment
- Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 16 April

16 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes, 56 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
Charles Finny, Independent witness
Hon David Parker, Minister for Trade and Export Growth
Vangelis Vitalis, Chief Trade Negotiator
Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Economic Development
Peter Chrisp, NZ Trade and Enterprise
Reserve Bank of NZ: Adrian Orr, Governor
CTU: Richard Wagstaff, President

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 15 April

April 15: Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 4 hours, 11 minutes, 39 seconds)

Today's submitters are:

- Gavin Ellis, Independent witness
- Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media
- NZ Stuff: Patrick Crewdson, Sinead Boucher and Mark Stevens
- NZ Media and Entertainment: Shayne Curry, Managing Editor
- TVNZ: Kevin Kenrick, CEO
- Media Works: Michael Anderson, CEO
- Radio NZ: Paul Thompson, CEO
- National Business Review
- Newsroom: Mark Jennings, Co-Editor
- The Spinoff: Duncan Grieve, Managing Editor
- Businessdesk: Patrick Smellie
- Gavin Ellis, Independent witness

 

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 14 April

Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (Video duration: 3 hours, 37 minutes, 26 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Prof. Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer – Australia
- Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health
- Prof. David Skegg
- Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance
- Caralee McLiesh, Secretary of the Treasury
- Rob Fyfe

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 9 April

Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence. (Video duration: 2 hours, 56 minutes, 34 seconds)

Today's submitters are:
- Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development
- Ministry of Social Development: Debbie Power, Chief Executive
- Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education
- Ministry of Education: Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education; Tim Fowler, Chief Executive, Tertiary Education Commission; Ellen MacGregor-Reid, Deputy Secretary, Early Learning & Student Achievement, Ministry of Education

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Wednesday 8 April

8 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence. Today's submitters are: - Phil O’Reilly, Independent Witness - Road Transport Forum: Nick Leggett - Port Company CEOs Group: Mark Cairns - Federated Farmers: Katie Milne - Meat Industry Association: Tim Richie - Tourism Industry Association: Chris Roberts - Restaurant Association of NZ: Marisa Bidois, Chief Executive - Phil O’Reilly, Independent Witness (Video duration: 3 hours, 29 minutes, 07 seconds)

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Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Tuesday 7 April

7 April Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence Today's submitters are: Sir David Skegg Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied, Director-General of Health Sir David Skegg (Video duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds)

 

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard Transcript: Thursday 2 April

Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence Today's speakers: - Mike Bush, Commissioner of Police - Hon Peeni Henare, Minister for Civil Defence Sarah Stuart-Black, Director of Civil Defence - Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister of Customs Bill Perry, Operations + COVID-19 Response Michael Papesch, Policy Jacinda Funnell, People and Capability Christine Stevenson, Comptroller of NZ Customs Service (Video duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes, 48 seconds)

 

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard transcript: Wednesday 1 April

Epidemic Response Committee (1 April 2020) Inquiry into the Government Covid-19 Response Speakers in this hearing: • Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance • Dr Caralee McLiesh, Secretary of the Treasury • Shamubeel Eaqub, Independent Adviser • Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Economic Development • Paul Stokes, Deputy Chief Executive MBIE (Video duration: 2 hours, 53 minutes, 16 seconds)

 

Epidemic Response Committee Meeting Recording and Hansard transcript: Tuesday 31 March

Inquiry into the Government response into Covid-19 - hearing of evidence (31 March 2020) Witnesses in this hearing: • John Ombler • Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health • Dr Ashley Bloomfied, Director-General of Health • Prof. David Skegg (Video duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes, 20 seconds)