Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party, gave a speech in reply to the Prime Minister's opening address to the House.
It is a stunning speech, which she opens by saying, "I am here for my father."
She goes on to talk about her father as an ordinary New Zealander, who just wanted a decent job, so that he could earn enough money to support his wife and their two children.
Even as text printed on a page, it is a powerful speech. I urge you to read it.
Green Party response to the Prime Minister's opening statement: I am here for my father
(Disclosure: I am not a member of the Green party, nor of any political party, and I have never voted Green.)