16 Aug 2016

Today In Parliament Tuesday 16 August 2016-evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 16 August 2016

After asking no questions about the drinking water contamination in Havelock North Labour wins the Speaker's approval for a snap debate. Labour's health spokeswoman, Annette King, accuses the government of lack of leadership, saying there should have been a ministerial statement at least. Acting health minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iinga calls on the opposition to stop playing politics and indicates there will be an inquiry.