Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we will update you on what was discussed during the Epidemic Response Committee sessions.
The Parliamentary Website tells us:
The Epidemic Response Committee was established on 25 March 2020 to consider and report to the House on matters relating to the Government’s management of the COVID-19 epidemic. The cross-party committee will be chaired by the Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, and will consist of 11 members in total, six of whom will be Opposition members. The members of the committee are:
Kiritapu Allan (Labour Party)
Paula Bennett (National Party)
Marama Davidson (Green)
Ruth Dyson (Labour Party)
Paul Goldsmith (National Party)
Dr Shane Reti (National Party)
David Seymour (ACT Party)
Fletcher Tabuteau (NZ First Party)
Michael Wood (Labour Party)
Michael Woodhouse (National Party)
From 31 March, the committee will meet remotely via video-conference on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am to 12.30pm. In its first week, the committee will hear from a range of people from sectors including health, business, police, and civil defence. You can check the submitters list to find out more about who will be appearing before the committee.