Parliament’s Speaker Niki Rattle returns today to preside over the rest of the session, after travelling to Auckland with her sick husband who needed hospital treatment.
It was a dream come true for Nukutere College special needs class students who visited Parliament – they met with their MPs. The politicians were pretty lucky, too. They met some inspiring young people, and had the chance to fulfil some of the key performance indicators around civics education.
Cultural events organised by the government are expected to get bigger and better this year.
The onus is on parents to ensure their children wear helmets at all times while riding a motorbike, says police minister Mac Mokoroa.
“You know nothing about the north.” Those were the words of prime minister Henry Puna to Opposition MP Tamaiva Tuavera as they got into a brief heated exchange in Parliament.
MPs sat until 10pm last night to debate the Appropriation Bill – the first time they’ve sat so late for years.