17 Aug 2016

The Day in Parliament for 17 August 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 17 August 2016

Two bills implementing the Government's 2016 Budget are progressed, with the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) and Imprest Supply (Second for 2016/17) Bills both passing final readings by 63 votes to 56; Speaker orders Labour's David Parker to leave the Chamber during question time for relitigating a point of order - a move that draws protest from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters; Labour Health Spokeswoman Annette King's request for an urgent debate regarding Havelock North water contamination is granted - with the debate drawing contributions from health spokespeople from across the chamber as well as local MPs.