8 Dec 2016

The Day In Parliament for 8 December 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 8 December 2016

A long day in the House beginning at 9am with debate on two treaty settlement bills. Local Government and Environment Committee meets into the night to try and finish their report on the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Recovery Bill. Opposition interest in National's three-legged race to find a replacement for John Key as their party leader and prime minister dominated Question Time and the General Debate. Questions include some old skeletons from the cupboards of Police Minister, Judith Collins, and Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman. New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, swaps barbs with Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson.