6 May 2016

The Day In Parliament for 6 May 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:47 am on 6 May 2016

Local Government and Environment Committee hears submissions on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill from Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright as well as former MPs Chris Laidlaw and Stephen Franks; New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Bill passes second reading by 95 votes to 26; Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill passes final reading by 62 votes to 59 - a vote which had to be amended due to an error made during the casting of a proxy vote on behalf of Peter Dunne, which originally saw him in favour of the bill despite his opposition to it; David Parker complains about the length of ministers' answers; Phil Twyford raises questions about Housing Corp conflicts of interest; Hekia Parata defends Bill English.