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National State Of Emergency Extended

Published: Tue 5 Apr 2011 02:28 PM
National State Of Emergency Extended
When Parliament resumed at 2pm Civil Defence Minister John Carter notified the House that he was extending the state of national emergency following the February earthquake in Christchurch.
The petition of Louise Marion Carroll and 5,857 others, asking the House amend section 26 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 to bring any degree of hearing loss within the definition of personal injury was presented, as was;
The petition of Doetie Keizer van der Wal asking the House note that 1,026 people have signed a petition requesting that there be no new dairy farms in New Zealand, and that the House support this request.
The draft statement of intent of the Controller and Auditor-General was presented.
Select committee reports were tabled on the:
2009/10 financial review of the New Zealand Transport Agency by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee;
Alterations to the 2010/11 appropriations for Vote Audit, Vote Ombudsmen, and Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and 2011/12 Draft budgets for Office of the Controller and Auditor-General, Office of the Ombudsmen, and the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment by the Officers of Parliament Committee;
Westpac New Zealand Bill by the Finance and Expenditure Committee;
2009/10 financial review of the Accident Compensation Corporation by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee;
Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on New Zealand Transport Agency: Information and planning for maintaining and renewing the state highway network by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee;
2009/10 financial review of the Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited, of the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand, and of the New Zealand Railways Corporation by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee;
Ngāti Manawa and Ngāti Whare Claims Settlement Bill by the Māori Affairs Committee;
Reserve Bank of New Zealand's monetary policy statement, March 2011 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee;
Auditor Regulation and External Reporting Bill as reported by the Commerce Committee;
Environmental Protection Authority Bill as reported by the Local Government and Environment Committee;
2009/10 financial review of Mighty River Power Limited by the Commerce Committee;
2009/10 financial review of Kordia Group Limited by the Commerce Committee;
2009/10 financial review of the Retirement Commissioner by the Finance and Expenditure Committee;
2009/10 financial review of Solid Energy New Zealand Limited by the Commerce Committee;
2009/10 financial review of Meridian Energy Limited by the Commerce Committee;
Petition 2008/85 of Mollie McGrade Clark and 1,742 others by the Local Government and Environment Committee;
2009/10 financial review of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board by the Government Administration Committee;
2009/10 financial review of New Zealand Post Limited by the Commerce Committee;
2009/10 financial review of the Auckland District Health Board, of the Capital and Coast District Health Board, of the Hawkes Bay District Health Board, and of the Tairawhiti District Health Board by the Health Committee.
2009/10 financial review of the New Zealand Antarctic Institute by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee;
Juries Service, Housing Bill
The Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill and Housing Corporation Amendment Bill were introduced.
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