Images: Rainbow Warrior arrives in Auckland
Rainbow Warrior arrives in
The new Rainbow Warrior
sails in to Auckland for the first time, where she was
welcomed by Ngati Whatua. The first Rainbow Warrior was
bombed in the city's harbour by French secret service agents
in 1985. The Greenpeace ship will be spending the next few
weeks visiting ports around the country.
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Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament
The House sits at 10.30am today before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.
The speech delivered by the Governor-General on the Government’s behalf outlines its priorities for this Parliament.
After this MPs will return to the House for the presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of any bills.
The Government has five notices of motion on the Order Paper which can be debated. These relate to relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker, Assistant Speakers, the reinstatement of business in a carryover motion and one on “Entities to be deemed public organisations”. More>>