Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
New Zealand Government
|Who was the former New Zealand prime minister who was chairman of the World Trade Organisation from 1999-2002?||New Zealand Politics
Mike Moore. Was Prime Minister of New Zealand for 8 weeks in 1990. Was President of the WTO during the Seattle protests of 1999.
Sir Geoffery Palmer. Became Prime Minister after the resignation of David Lange.
Helen Clark. Helen Clark had been in Parliament since the 1980s as the Labour MP for Mt Albert in Auckland. In 1994 she became leader of the Labour Party and was elected to government in the November 1999 elections.
Jenny Shipley was the first woman to hold the office of PM, from December 1997 to December 1999, but she only inherited the position after replacing Jim Bolger as leader of the National Party.
|What was the controversial series of economic reforms carried out by Sir Roger Douglas called?||New Zealand Politics
Rogernomics. Rogernomics included: The removing of subsidies, the corporatisation and selling off of state owned assets, the floating of the NZ dollar and removing of all trading tariffs and import restrictions.
ACT. ACT stood for the Association of Consumers and Taxpayers. ACT is New Zealand's free market party.
Robert Muldoon. Called a snap election when he was drunk and ruined New Zealand's economy by refusing to devalue currency and with over spending on "think big" energy projects.
Values Party. The Values Party became defunct for a few years and then was revived as the Green Party in 1990.
Michael Joseph Savage. Michael Joseph Savage was the New Zealand Prime Minister from 1935-1940. He introduced the policy of a welfare state.
Ruth Richardson. Ruth Richardson continued the reforms from the previous Labour Government. Her reforms included benefit cuts, deregulating the Labour market and Corporatising public hospitals.