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Amendments support new border system

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 5:57 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Customs Minister Maurice Williamson has welcomed the passing of the second reading of the Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill. The Bill amends the Customs and Excise Act 1996 and the Biosecurity Act 1993 to support the implementation ... More >>

Rheumatic Fever Housing Prioritisation Extended

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 10:10 am | New Zealand Parliament

Families in the Bay of Plenty, Capital and Coast, Hawkes Bay, Hutt Valley, Lakes, Northland, Tairawhiti and Waikato district health board areas with children at risk of rheumatic fever will be fast-tracked to the top of the waiting list for state ... More >>

New Zealand to host Commonwealth Speakers conference

Monday, 9 December 2013, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers – from Australia to Zambia – are coming to New Zealand in January for the 22nd Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC). More >>

Webcasting of Select Committee Hearings

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 10:55 am | New Zealand Parliament

In this pilot, live coverage of some select committee hearings will be webcast to the parliament website. The purpose of the pilot is to test the appetite of committees, and the public, for webcasting of select committee hearings. More >>

Members' expense disclosure from 1 July to 30 September 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The expenses shown in the attached table were paid by the Parliamentary Service (air, surface travel, Wellington accommodation and non-Wellington accommodation) and the Office of the Clerk (inter-parliamentary travel) between 1 July and 30 September ... More >>

Successful petition triggers a citizens initiated referendum

Monday, 2 September 2013, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Parliament

A citizens initiated referendum about the sale of some State assets can proceed, as the petition calling for the referendum has now been certified as correct and meeting the threshold required by the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993. This ... More >>

CIR Petition of Roy Reid

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Petition of Roy Reid under the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993 asking if an indicative referendum should be held on the following question: More >>

Site Updates - beehive.govt.nz - 2 Mar 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013, 9:57 am | New Zealand Parliament

Children’s Day is officially marked on Sunday 3 March, but the entire weekend will see communities get together across the country to celebrate children and positive parenting. “Hundreds of events are happening around the country this weekend to ... More >>

New Zealand Parliament to host a Pacific Parliamentary Forum

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 8:40 am | New Zealand Parliament

Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee Media statement: 18 February 2013 New Zealand Parliament to host a Pacific Parliamentary Forum Chair of the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade select committee, and Parliamentary Private Secretary John Hayes ... More >>

NZ MPs Participate in Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly

Friday, 19 October 2012, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Three New Zealand members of Parliament will participate in the 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, to be held in Quebec City, Canada from 21-26 October, Speaker Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith announced today. More >>

Programme For Speaker Of The Parliament Of The Cook Islands

Friday, 19 October 2012, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand Parliament Hosts Study Programme For Speaker Of The Parliament Of The Cook Islands This week the New Zealand Parliament was pleased to be able to host a study programme for Hon Niki Rattle, the Speaker of the Parliament of the Cook ... More >>

Members' expense disclosure from 1/4/12 to 30/6/12

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The expenses shown in the attached table were paid by the Parliamentary Service (air, surface travel, Wellington accommodation and non-Wellington accommodation) and the Office of the Clerk (inter-parliamentary travel) between 1 April 2012 and 30 June ... More >>

MPS attend annual Westminster Seminar

Friday, 2 March 2012, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Hon Trevor Mallard and Richard Prosser MP will be representing the New Zealand Parliament at the annual Westminster Seminar on Practice and Procedure, Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, announced today. More >>

Members' expenses 1 April 2011 to 30 June 2011

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The expenses shown in the attached table were paid by the Parliamentary Service (air, surface travel, Wellington accommodation and non-Wellington accommodation) and the Office of the Clerk (inter-parliamentary travel) between 1 April 2011 and 30 June ... More >>

Speech: Local Government Borrowing Bill

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 10:58 am | New Zealand Parliament

Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. Kia ora tātou katoa. As others have said, the purpose of the Local Government Borrowing Bill is to allow for more cost-effective borrowing by local authorities. It allows for the establishment of a bond bank or ... More >>

Register of Pecuniary MP's Interests, January 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament: Summary of annual returns as at 31 January 2011 More >>

Penrose Fire

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, MP for Maungakiekie, has expressed concern for the Penrose business that was seriously damaged by an extensive blaze last night. More >>

Parliamentary Practice in NZ now on Parliament web

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Parliament

The textbook about how Parliament works, Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand, by David McGee CNZM QC, is now accessible on the Parliament website. There has long been a demand for greater accessibility to the work among people with an interest ... More >>

Motor Vehicle Sales Amendment Bill: 3rd Reading

Sunday, 29 August 2010, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga: It is a pleasure to stand and speak on the third reading of the Motor Vehicle Sales Amendment Bill, and especially to follow the previous Minister of Consumer of Affairs and hear the details she was able to give. More >>

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga-Boost for Pacific workers

Friday, 21 August 2009, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Parliament

Maungakiekie MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed news of the employment of more than 600 Vanuatuans under the Recognised Seasonal Employer in New Zealand orchards and vineyards. “This is good news for the Pacific Islands, good news for New Zealand’s ... More >>

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