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Bishop presents Melling petition to NZTA

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop has presented a petition signed by 2577 people to the New Zealand Transport Agency asking them to fund the proposed new Melling Interchange, a...


Another chance to stop SNA debacle

I am calling on Hutt City Councillors to fundamentally re-think the SNA (Significant Natural Area) process at their District Plan meeting tomorrow night.


Bishop says SNA process must be binned

Hutt South MP Chris Bishop is reiterating his call for the Hutt City Council to immediately halt its “Significant Natural Area” (SNA) process and go back to the drawing board....


Greater compensation for live organ donors

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop is welcoming the coming into force of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act, just over one year after his Member’s Bill passed in...


Bishop’s book ban Bill buttresses free speech

Chris Bishop’s Member’s Bill which will help to avoid a repeat of the banning of Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel Into the River has passed unanimously in Parliament today. “The Films,...


Speech to the Hutt City Council Corporate Services Group

Introduction Thanks for the invitation to speak to you today. I’ve been asked to speak on what I hope to achieve for the city in this term of Parliament as...


Bishop encourages Hutt students to enter Passchendaele competition

Chris Bishop has today encouraged Hutt Valley students to enter the national competition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.


Hutt Youth Backed by Government Funding

Around 1,280 young people in the Hutt Valley will soon be reaping the benefits of more than $307,000 in collaborative youth development funding, announced Hon. Nikki Kaye, Minister for Youth...


Speech at UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

I am pleased I could speak to you today on behalf of my colleague Hon Chris Finlayson who overseas. I was delighted to be asked to host you at Parliament....


Bishop’s bill to banish book bans passes first reading

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop's Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Interim Restriction Orders Classification) Amendment Bill unanimously passed its first reading in Parliament last night."My bill...