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Parliament passes Auckland super city bill

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Parliament has passed the legislation that sets up Auckland's new super city council.

Govt accepts Labour amendment to bill

Govt accepts Labour amendment to bill
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The Government has accepted a Labour Party amendment to the bill that sets up Auckland's new super city council. It will force Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to hold at least two public meetings a year.

Marathon Parliamentary Session On Auck Bill Comes To An End

By Ian Llewellyn and Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 16 NZPA - A marathon session of Parliament to bring in the first stages of an Auckland "super council" has ended after the Government figured out a way to short circuit the Opposition's delaying tactics.

Marathon Parliament Sitting Coming To An End

By Ian Llewellyn and Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 16 NZPA - A marathon session of Parliament to bring in the first stages of single council in Auckland is drawing to an end after the Government figured out a way to short circuit the Opposition's delaying tactics.

`Wrestle' Continues In Parliament

`Wrestle' Continues In Parliament
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 16 NZPA - MPs call it democracy at work but Assistant Speaker Rick Barker probably summed it up best when he described a drawn-out parliamentary debate as a "wrestle".

Parliament Grinds To A Slow As Labour Delays Auck Bill

Parliament Grinds To A Slow As Labour Delays Auck Bill
Wellington, May 15 NZPA - Parliament ground to a virtual standstill today as Labour blocked the passage of bills setting up Auckland's new "super council" with hundreds of amendments.

Lee Issues Full Apology

Lee Issues Full Apology
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - National MP Melissa Lee has issued an unreserved apology for saying a new motorway could stop South Auckland criminals committing crime in Mount Albert.

Lee Comments Condemned As `Silly'

Lee Comments Condemned As `Silly'
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Both sides of Parliament have labelled as "silly" National MP Melissa Lee's comments that a new motorway could stop criminals from south Auckland committing crime in Mount Albert.

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes

(Adds comments from PM and Mr Mallard) by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has announced modest changes to his shadow cabinet line up today, saying it is too soon for a major reshuffle.

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes

Goff Announces Shadow Cabinet Changes
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has announced modest changes to his shadow cabinet line up today, saying it is too soon for a major reshuffle.

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