Nine Treaty Bills Progress

by Desk Editor on Thursday, March 8, 2012 — 9:35 PM

The House began considering nine bills concerning treaty settlements just after 5pm and finished sitting under extended hours provisions at 9.30pm.

The following bills completed their committee stage and were reported with amendment on a voice vote:

Ngāti Manawa and Ngāti Whare Claims Settlement Bill

Nga Wai o Maniapoto (Waipa River) Bill

Ngati Pahauwera Treaty Claims Settlement Bill

Ngati Porou Claims Settlement Bill

The following bills completed their first reading and were sent to the Maori Affairs Committee for consideration with all parties agreeing except the Green Party MPs abstaining on some of the bills
Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Bill

Maraeroa A and B Blocks Incorporation Bill

Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill

Ngati Whatua Orakei Claims Settlement Bill

Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Bill

The House adjourned for a week and will sit again on March 20.
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