Thursday, May 05, 2016


A ballot for a member's bill was held today, and the following bill was drawn:

  • Rates Rebate (retirement village residents) Amendment Bill (Ruth Dyson)

Its a boring but worthy bill, fixing up a wrinkle in legislation which means that people living in retirement villages (through e.g. a right to occupancy, effectively home ownership) aren't eligible for the rebate which retired people living in their own home get. I have no idea whether National will support it as a sensible idea, or try and vote it down out of sheer spite.