Second week of the 3-week adjournment sees no select committee meetings held, so we look ahead to what's in store next week, and also speak with Hansard staff about the role of Parliament's note-takers.
Winston Peters debuts as MP-elect for Northland. Sparks fly in General Debate, followed by debate on two Christchurch-related bills on members' day. Justice & Electoral Committee hears submissions on Coroners Amendment Bill. Government Administration Committee considers petition on fireworks. Parliament adjourns for three weeks
Members day sees debate on two Christchurch-related Bills. MPs trade insults in the General Debate. Government Administration Committee considers petition on fireworks. Questions to Minister of Small Business and Minister of Defence require the Speaker's intervention.