6 Apr 2017

The less sexy chamber

From The House, 6:55 pm on 6 April 2017

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill has dominated the House this week.


It makes changes to the RMA from 1991 which sought to balance development needs against the protection of natural and physical resources.


The third reading of the bill was the focus of Thursday while Tuesday and Wednesday were largely taken up with the committee stage.


It’s contentious legislation supported by only National and the Maori Party but none of the other five parties.


Phil Smith took the bill as an excuse to have a look at the Committee of the Whole House - the bookish, serious version of the often more raucous debating chamber.


Caucus run 21/07/15

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