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.
General Debate sees MPs draw links between cricket and the Northland by-election. Parties congratulate the Black Caps on reaching the final of the Cricket World Cup. Greens co-leader Russel Norman asks questions about climate change.