Following Question Time today
Parliament will turn to Treaty of Waitangi settlement
Three bills will be taken as one reading:
Wai o Maniapoto (Waipa River) Bill
Ngati Porou Claims
Ngāti Pāhauwera Treaty Claims
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Last Sitting Day Of Parliament: Slave Ships Bill To Pass
The House resumed at 9am and MPs agreed to add the third reading of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to this morning’s business.
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