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The Death Of An Old Soldier

A motion noting with sadness the passing of Major Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi was agreed on a voice vote when Parliament resumed at 2pm on Tuesday.

Two petitions were presented, one from Helen McDonald on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Salisbury School, That the House support the retention of Salisbury School, and note that more than 3,000 people have signed an online petition supporting this request.

The second petition was from Roy Reid on behalf of Grey Power Federation NZ, That the House urge the Government to protect the interests of current and former residents of Christchurch retirement villages in the red zone by increasing their settlement offers.


The annual plan of the Auditor General was presented as was the report of the New Zealand delegates on their political exchange with America.

Select committee reports were presented on the:

Vote Supplementary Estimates 2011/12 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Addition to the Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the year ending 30 June 2012 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2012/13 Estimates for Vote ACC and Vote Employment by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Local government: Results of the 2010/11 audits by the Local Government and Environment Committee

2012/13 Estimates for Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Petition 2005/168 of Metiria Turei by the Local Government and Environment Committee

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