19 Aug 2016

The Day In Parliament Friday 19 August - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 19 August 2016

The New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, overhauling legislation governing the country's spy agencies, passes its first reading by 106 votes to 15 - with National, Labour, New Zealand First, the Maori Party and ACT in favour and the Greens and United Future's Peter Dunne opposed; Questions about Havelock North's water contamination lead the Government to announce an inquiry into the issue; Speaker upholds complaints from Winston Peters and Chris Hipkins about the Prime Minister's delay in correcting an answer; Speaker rules Social Development Minister Anne Tolley was in order when she refused to admit the imminent creation of a ministry for vulnerable children; Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gives a preview of the week ahead.