Members’ Night

Published: Wed 21 Mar 2012 11:30 AM
Members’ Night
Parliament today is likely to pass a law which will allow visitors to Stewart Island to be charged a levy.
The Southland District Council (Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy) Empowering Bill in the name of Eric Roy is set down for its third reading as MPs consider private and member’s bills.
It is intended to give the local council the power to charge a visitor levy to build infrastructure on the island which has a very low rateable population and a large demand from tourists.
This bill will be followed by the first reading of the South Taranaki District Council (Cold Creek Rural Water Supply) Bill and the committee stage of the Employment Relations (Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill.
** is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports.

Next in Comment

U.S. Empire: Biden And Kerry Gave Orders To Ukraine’s President
By: Eric Zuesse
Budget Cockups In The Time Of Coronavirus: Reporting Errors And Australia’s JobKeeper Scheme
By: Binoy Kampmark
COVID-19: Just Recovery
By: Betsan Martin and Michael Pringle
Are New Zealand's New COVID-19 Laws And Powers Really A Step Towards A Police State?
By: The Conversation
Universal Versus Targeted Assistance, A Muddled Dichotomy
By: Keith Rankin
Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus And The Open Plan Office
By: Binoy Kampmark
Do You Consent To The New Cold War?
By: Caitlin Johnstone
Why Thinking Makes It So: Donald Trump’s Obamagate Fixation
By: Binoy Kampmark
On The Ethics (and Some Of The Economics) Of Lifting The Lockdown
By: Gordon Campbell
Brutal Choices: Anders Tegnell And Sweden’s Herd Immunity Goal
By: Binoy Kampmark
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media