Slave Ships Bill To Pass

by Editor on Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 9:06 AM

The House resumed at 9am and MPs agreed to add the third reading of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to this morning’s business. [click to continue…]

Early Start For Last Sitting Day

by Editor on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 10:23 PM

The last sitting day of this Parliament begins at 9am on Thursday morning to set in place new parliamentary rules and pass some non-controversial bills most agree should be passed. [click to continue…]

Drink Driving Law And Slave Boats Bill

by Editor on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 9:59 PM

A bill lowering the drink driving limits has passed into law this evening, while a bill banning “slave ships” made progress. [click to continue…]

More MPs Say Goodbye

by Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 7:43 PM)

Retiring MPs paid their last farewells today with little signs of bitterness and few regrets.

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Questions and Answers – July 30

by Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 6:17 PM)

1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Economic Development : Does he agree with the Department of Internal Affairs’ advice to his officials on the proposed international convention centre that “virtually any of these proposed …

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Cunliffe and Key Go Head to Head

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 5:00 PM)

Cunliffe and Key go head to head on minimum wage for possibly their last Question Time encounter. Labour ties Foreign Minister McCully closer to bungle over Malaysian diplomat.

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Petitions And Reports

by Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 2:12 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a petition was presented calling on the Government to recognise that the Christians of Syria are a significant but highly threatened minority, put the plight of Christians and other minorities at the forefront of their humanitarian aid programmes, and work towards and support only those outcomes in Syria that allow […]

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Questions For Oral Answer July 30

by Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 11:37 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with his Minister of Finance that workers have an expectation that they “will be doing better than zero pay increases”?

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Valedictory Speeches And Bills

by Editor (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 10:37 AM)

A number of National MPs will give their farewell speeches this afternoon including Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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Local Govt Amendment Passes Into Law

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 10:05 PM)

Legislation amending councils’ ability to charge development level fees passed into law this evening after the Government completed it Budget’s process for the year.

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Questions and Answers – July 29

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 5:21 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS TUESDAY, 29 JULY 2014 Ministers—Confidence 1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.

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First World War Marked

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 5:12 PM)

The House held a special debate this afternoon to mark New Zealand’s entrance into the First World War 100 years ago on August 4.

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PM Puts Questions to Ministers

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 4:19 PM)

More questions for Gerry Brownlee about airport security breach. Conservation Minister Nick Smith questioned about water quality. John Key has a few questions of his own.

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Papers And Petitions

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 2:15 PM)

A number of petitions, papers and reports were tabled when Parliament resumed at 2pm.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 29

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 11:36 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?

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MPs To Mark First World War

by Editor (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — 10:35 AM)

As this Parliament enters into its last sitting week MPs will mark the beginning of the First World War.

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Follow-Up Report on Fracking Presented

by Desk Editor (Friday, July 25, 2014 — 1:41 PM)

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment presents follow-up report on fracking. Transport & Industrial Relations Committee hears submissions on Health & Safety Reform Bill.

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