At 2 p.m. on Tuesday there is likely to be a motion to mark the passing of the Hon Parekura Horomia, the MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti, who died on 29 April. Following members’ speeches on this motion, it is likely the House will rise early as a mark of respect. Normal business such as question time would be set aside. The House is scheduled to sit again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 8 May.
Parekura is the first electorate MP to die in office while the House is in session since Sir Basil Arthur in 1985, who held the seat of Timaru. You can read a NZ Herald Editoral on Parekura’s passing here.Tags: Parekura Horomi, Parekura Horomia, Parliament