Extended Hours For Treaty Bills
Parliament resumed at 9am under extended hours provisions to
pass two treaty settlement bills
This morning MPs are
scheduled to complete the third readings of the Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill
and the Ngati Whatua Orakei Claims Settlement
Bill, before resuming for Question Time at
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Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence.
The changes follow the resignations from Cabinet of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully.
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