The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has reported back [PDF] on Lynne Pillay's Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill, and recommended unanimously that it be passed. The only significant change they have suggested is to the purpose of the bill, to change language about women serving "at the front line" to "serving in an active combat role". It's mostly a dead issue anyway - the New Zealand military has allowed women to serve in combat roles for quite some time - but it will tidy up the law and remove a rather offensive clause from the books.
The bill will get its second reading (along with s59 and the two Easter trading bills) on February 21st, and I expect it to whiz through. With this level of unanimity, there's a strong prospect of it gaining leave to go through its second and third readings simultaneously and becoming the first Member's Bill to become law this Parliamentary term.