Thursday, August 04, 2022


A ballot for two member's bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Housing Infrastructure (GST-sharing) Bill (Brooke van Velden)
  • Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill (Debbie Ngarewa-Packer)

Ngarewa-Packer's bill looks likely to start a shitfight with Labour, and not just because the latter seems to support seabed mining - the bill goes rather further than that, and would immediately end all offshore fossil fuel development as well. Which is something we need to be talking about and setting a concrete date for. Hopefully this bill will provide us with a vehicle to start that conversation.