Today is Member’s Day in
Parliament and the first bill on the Order Paper is the third reading of the
Westpac New Zealand Bill.
Following this MPs will return
to the committee stage of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Labour MPs have publicly stated they will
continue to slow progress on this bill as they strongly
oppose the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment
Bill, which is currently in its committee
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Northland will move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight, 20 January 2022, while the rest of New Zealand will remain at Orange as the Government prepares for Omicron to enter the community.
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