Spotlight on Annual Review Debate

by Desk Editor on Friday, April 24, 2015 — 12:31 PM

Final week of the Easter adjournment, we look ahead to next week’s Annual Review Debate.

Access Radio Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor on Thursday, April 23, 2015 — 2:27 PM

Last week in Parliament with Hinaya Ahu.

All Quiet in Parliamentary Adjournment

by Desk Editor on Friday, April 17, 2015 — 3:13 PM

Second week of the 3-week adjournment sees no select committee meetings held, so we look ahead to next week.

Access Week in Parliament 14-04-15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 2:38 PM)

The Week in Parliament with Hinaya Ahu

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Spotlight on Speaker’s Delegation

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 10, 2015 — 3:05 PM)

First week of a three week parliamentary adjournment sees a Speaker’s delegation visit to several European parliaments.

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Access Week in Parliament 07-04-15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 2:43 PM)

The Week in Parliament with Hinaya Ahu

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Questions and Answers – April 2

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 7:23 PM)

Questions to Ministers KiwiRail—Replacement of Locomotives 1. PHIL TWYFORD (Labour—Te Atatū) to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises : What reports, if any, has he received about KiwiRail’s plans to get rid of electric locomotives on the North Island main trunk line and replace them with diesel locomotives?

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Submissions on Coroners Amendment

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 7:23 PM)

Justice & Electoral Committee hears submissions on Coroners Amendment Bill. Government Administration Committee considers petition on fireworks.

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By-election Aftermath Dominates Week

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 6:58 PM)

Winston Peters debuts as MP-elect for Northland. Sparks fly in General Debate, followed by debate on two Christchurch-related bills on members’ day. Parliament adjourns for three weeks.

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Lengthy Answers Draw Complaints

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 5:04 PM)

Opposition complaints about Ministers’ lengthy answers. Questions about KiwiRail & GCSB. Justice & Electoral Committee hears submissions on Coroners Amendment Bill.

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Objectionable Publications Bill Passes

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 4:16 PM)

A bill creating heavier penalties and new offences for the abuse of children and publication of associated images has passed into law.

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Social Security Bill Passes

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 3:41 PM)

After Question Time the Social Security Amendment Bill (No 3) completed its third reading by 95 to 25 with National, Labour, Maori Party, ACT and United Future in favour.

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Appropriations Debate To Be Held After Adjournment

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 2:14 PM)

The Government will give priority to debate on the Appropriation (2013/14 Confirmation and Validation) Bill after the coming three week adjournment, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said when Parliament resumed today.

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Questions For Oral Answer April 2

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 11:33 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What reports, if any, has he received about KiwiRail’s plans to get rid of electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk Line and replace them with diesel locomotives?

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House To Rise After Objectionable Publications Bill Passes

by Editor (Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 10:39 AM)

MPs will decide what time the House finishes today ahead of the Easter adjournment.

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House Rises

by Editor (Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 9:59 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm after completing the committee stage of NZ First’s bill on welfare payments to orphans in the care of their wider family.

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Christchurch Rates Validation Bill Upsets Some MPs

by Editor (Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 9:25 PM)

A bill validating Christchurch City Council’s rates which were unlawfully set for ten years has made progress, despite some criticism of the Council’s attitude towards the process.

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