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Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:25 pm |

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament today outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More >>

Budget Legislation To Be Completed Next Week

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:17 pm |

The programme for Parliament’s last week has been mapped out by Acting Leader of the House Chris Finlayson. More >>

Te Reo And Valedictories

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:05 pm |

After Question Time today, MPs are scheduled to debate the first reading of the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill . More >>

Two Treaty Settlements Pass

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:58 pm |

Two treaty settlement bills including one covering some of the worst breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi were passed into law today. More >>

House To Sit For Treaty Bills

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:14 pm |

MPs will debate the third readings of the Te Urewera-Tuhoe Bill divided into two bills (Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and Te Urewera Bill) and the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill . More >>

Paid Parental Leave Bill Runs Out Of Time

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:01 pm |

National MPs continued to put the brakes on the committee stage of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill with debate ending for the evening on clause four. More >>

Valedictories Speeches Heavy On Party Loyalty

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 6:55 pm |

Retiring MPs began their valedictory speech this afternoon with a number of National MPs saying farewell. More >>

Petitions And Papers

Wednesday, 23 July 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. More >>

Valedictories To Begin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:35 pm |

After Question Time and the General Debate, the following MPs will give their farewell speeches in Parliament: More >>

Privilege Bill Makes Progress

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:24 pm |

Attorney-General Chris Finlayson said the Parliamentary Privilege Bill showed NZ had reached the point where parliamentary privilege needed to be codified to ensure it was not reduced by recent court rulings. More >>

House To Sit Wed Morning

Tuesday, 22 July 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 ... More >>

House Rises Debating Privilege

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:04 pm |

The Privileges Committee report on Question of privilege regarding use of intrusive powers within the parliamentary precinct was interrupted when the House rose and will resume at 9am tomorrow. More >>

Genesis Energy Motion Passes

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 4:28 pm |

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

MH17 And Gaza

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 2:48 pm |

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

Parliament Enters Its Final Weeks

Tuesday, 22 July 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. More >>

Extended Supervision Orders Bill Progresses

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:31 pm |

A bill expanding parole extended supervision orders has been sent to select committee for consideration. More >>

Extended Hours In Final Weeks

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:43 pm |

The House will sit under extended hours provisions when it begins its final weeks in a fortnight’s time. More >>

Parole Supervision Order Extension To Be Debated

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:49 am |

A bill enabling parole extended supervision orders to be renewed is to be debate for the first time in Parliament this afternoon. More >>

Estimates Debate Completed

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 9:51 pm |

Debate on the committee stage of Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill continued after Question Time, General Debate and an urgent debate on the Government’s negotiations regarding the waiving of diplomatic immunity was held. More >>

Petitions And Committee Reports

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 2:09 pm |

A petition asking the House to note an open letter to the Minister of Environment introduce nationwide bottom lines ensuring all rivers are safe to swim in was presented as was a petition asking the House to set up an independent commission against corruption. More >>



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