Today In Parliament for 21 September 2016 - evening edition
Maori Party co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell, slams New Zealand First for breaking cross-party agreement to sit this Friday to pass five Treaty settlement Bills. His attack on New Zealand First in Wednesday's General Debate is joined by National cabinet minister, Steven Joyce, and National backbencher, David Bennett. But New Zealand First's deputy leader, Ron Mark, says it was National that didn't want to be in the Debating Chamber on Friday and read out the transcript of a phone conversation he'd had with the Government's leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, to back his claim. Ron Mark challenged the Government to use its majority to put the House under urgency and pass the bills.