Commission Opening Of Parliament For October 20

by Editor on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 5:31 PM

The Commission Opening of Parliament has been confirmed for October 20 with the State Opening to take place the next day.
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Pre-Election Adjournment Debate Highlights

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 — 1:55 PM

Dissolution of the 50th Parliament

by Editor on Monday, August 11, 2014 — 2:55 PM

The 50th Parliament will come to an end at 11am on Thursday 14 August 2014.

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MPs Complete Final Sitting Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, August 1, 2014 — 1:37 PM)

50th Parliament adjourns ahead of the election. Several bills passed. Standing Orders debated. House passes motion condemning Israeli actions in Gaza.

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Parliament Adjourns

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 5:48 PM)

The 50th Parliament has adjourned for the final time.

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Questions and Answers – July 31

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 5:17 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Economic Programme—Challenges 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National—Botany) to the Minister of Finance: What has been the Government’s main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament?

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Last Hurrahs As 50th Parliament Adjourns

by Desk Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 4:54 PM)

Final sitting day of the 50th Parliament includes the Adjournment Debate, with contributions from both sides of the House.

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Urgency Hours Fall

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 2:24 PM)

The number of hours spent in Urgency in this Parliament was greatly reduced due to the use of extended hours provisions, Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said today.

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Houses Rises After Slave Ships Bill Passes

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 1:01 PM)

The House rose for lunch today after passing legislation to ban “slave ships”.

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Valedictory Compendium

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 12:37 PM)

MPs have completed their valedictory speeches ahead of the House rising.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 31

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 12:20 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What has been the Government’s main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament? 2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

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Slave Ships Bill To Pass

by Editor (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.

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Early Start For Last Sitting Day

by Editor (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.

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Drink Driving Law And Slave Boats Bill

by Editor (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.

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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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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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