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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

THURSDAY, 4 JUNE 2020

The Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

PRAYERS

SPEAKER: Because today is the 50th anniversary of the treaty of friendship between New Zealand and Tonga, and the fact that we will miss Tongan Language Week because Parliament will be prorogued for the election, I’ve asked Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki to say the prayer today in Tongan.

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI (Labour):

[Tongan text to be inserted by the Hansard Office.]

SPEAKER: Before I ask Chris Hipkins to give the statement, we currently have some very strict rules as to attendance in the gallery, and it is reserved for a security officer and current members of Parliament only, so I’ll have to ask my old friend Rick Barker to leave.

MIL OSI