House To Sit For Treaty Bills

by Editor on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 10:14 PM

Parliament will sit from 9am on Thursday to pass treaty settlement bills. [click to continue…]

Paid Parental Leave Bill Runs Out Of Time

by Editor on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 10:01 PM

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting debate on parental leave legislation. [click to continue…]

Valedictories Speeches Heavy On Party Loyalty

by Editor on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 6:55 PM

Retiring MPs began their valedictory speech this afternoon with a number of National MPs saying farewell. [click to continue…]

Questions and Answers – July 23

by Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 5:54 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Statements on Regional Development 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on regional development; if so, is the real median weekly income for all people in the Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay region, according to the New Zealand Income Survey, higher or […]

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Insults Fly Back & Forth in Question Time

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 4:37 PM)

Insults fly back and forth in question time. Parliamentary privileges and Privileges Committee reports debated.

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Petitions And Papers

by Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 2:09 PM)

Three petitions requesting the House to urge the Government to connect three communities to the fibre broadband network were presented when the House resumed at 2pm.

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Valedictories To Begin

by Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 12:35 PM)

Retiring MPs will begin giving their valedictory speeches this afternoon.

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Privilege Bill Makes Progress

by Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 12:24 PM)

A bill partially codifying parliamentary privilege has made progress in Parliament.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 23

by Editor (Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 11:51 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on regional development; if so, is the real median weekly income for all people in the Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay region, according to the New Zealand Income Survey, higher or lower now than when he took office?

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House To Sit Wed Morning

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 10:08 PM)

Parliament resumes at 9am on Wednesday to consider two reports from the Privileges Committee on the Question of privilege concerning the agreements for policing, execution of search warrants, and collection and retention of information by the NZSIS and the Question of privilege regarding use of intrusive powers within the parliamentary precinct.

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House Rises Debating Privilege

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 10:04 PM)

Parliament rose at 10pm interrupting debate on a report dealing with matters of privilege.

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Questions and Answers – July 22

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 6:35 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Statements 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement: “We have a plan, and that plan is working for New Zealand.”? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Absolutely!

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Genesis Energy Motion Passes

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 4:28 PM)

MPs have passed a motion ensuring Genesis Energy is a public organisation for parliamentary purposes.

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Motions on Gaza Conflict & Flight MH17

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 4:16 PM)

Motions passed on Gaza conflict & Flight MH17.  Questions on unemployment, housing & economy.

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MH17 And Gaza

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 2:48 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm MPs passed a motion relating to the MH17 tragedy and the conflict in Gaza.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 22

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 11:39 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement: “We have a plan, and that plan is working for New Zealand.”?

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Parliament Enters Its Final Weeks

by Editor (Tuesday, July 22, 2014 — 10:47 AM)

Parliament begins its penultimate sitting week today with a number of planned extended hours sessions being used to wash up business.

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