Mr Speaker, I move that the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill be now read a first time. I nominate the Health Select Committee to consider the Bill. I would like to start by acknowledging my friend and colleague Hon Michael Woodhouse who first proposed this bill as his own Members’ bill and whose reasons for doing so are very similar to my own, which I will touch on in a second.
Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has welcomed news that six Hutt Valley companies will receive funding from Callaghan Innovation to employ students over the 2015/16 summer break, allowing them to gain important work experience in New Zealand’s fast-growing hi-tech sector.
Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has congratulated the Director of The Dowse Art Museum, Courtney Johnson, on her award of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travel grant to study and travel in the United States.
Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has encouraged Hutt Valley young people to apply for funding from the Youth Fund 2016, which makes $200,000 available for community projects led by young people.