The Opotiki Harbour expansion would create up to 300 jobs in a deprived area, but National is questioning whether it's value for money.
The NZ First MP is just trying to distinguish his party from Labour, says political reporter Andrea Vance.
The Opposition jumped onto the seemingly divided view by the government over benefit sanctions.
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says there'll be no more sitting on the couch for young people on benefits.
Shane Jones has suggested those on the dole who won't work should face tougher sanctions, but the PM says that needs to be discussed.
Willow-Jean Prime's symbolic speech was one of joy, as parental leave extended to 26 weeks.
Speaking to a women in leadership group today the PM says she felt more comfortable just being herself and seeing where it would take her.
A third attempt has been made to allow both parents to take paid leave at the same time, for 13 weeks, by National.
Dr Bill Hodge says the expense of legal uncertainty will drive away future productions, and that the law as it stands works and "doesn't need fixing".
"We had asked for the women's portfolio and we had to weigh it up, do we want to do this work?" - Greens MP Julie Anne Genter.
The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety has met with representatives from across the film sector.