17 Nov 2016

Today In Parliament 17 November 2016 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 17 November 2016

Civil Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee, explains the significance of Sunday night's Kaikoura earthquake being upgraded from magnitude 7.5 to 7.8. Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, faces questions about the quality of Wellington buildings. He also faces questions about the possibility of recovering the 29 bodies still in the Pike River Coal mine six years after the mine exploded. Beehive springs a leak? Former Transport Secretary, Martin Matthews, recommended for appointment as the next auditor-general. House acknowleges Pacific Parliamentary Forum with special debate.